Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Contemporary Irish Welfare State

University College Dublin


Course Name Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Contemporary Irish Welfare State
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SPOL10020
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Spring
Application Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
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Duration Spring Trimester - January to May
Mode of Delivery: Online

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures 22
Tutorial 4
Computer Aided Lab 4
Specified Learning Activities 40
Autonomous Student Learning 38
Total 108

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; active/task based learning; peer and group work; critical reading and thinking.
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Learning Exclusions:

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Course Content

Expand+SPOL10020 Contemporary Irish Welfare State
Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides an introduction to the main areas of contemporary Irish social policy. This includes the 'four pillars' of the system (social protection; health; education; a...

Number of Credits 5
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