Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Social Protection: Security Work & Poverty

University College Dublin


Course Name Social Policy Social Work & Social Justice - Social Protection: Security Work & Poverty
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SPOL20260
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
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
Delivery Mode - Face-to-Face

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning 76
Lectures 22
Total 98

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is based on lectures and independent reading.

All module content is supported with multiple online resources such as readings or videos ahead of lectures. Occasionally, the lectures are supported with in-class quizzes and discussions.
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:
No prior learning is required. This video gives you an idea about the global challenges of social security systems and this module will discuss how these issues apply to Ireland, Europe and around the world. (up to 1:30 minutes the video explains what social protection is,

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

Expand+SPOL20260 Social Protection: Security, Work and Poverty
Academic Year 2022/2023

This module explores the income maintenance function of the Irish welfare state in the OECD context. It examines why and how states provide income supports for indivi...

Number of Credits 5
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