Social Work

University College Cork


Course Name Social Work
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MSWK
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSW
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: 7 February 2022.

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Duration 2 years full-time.
Course Fee

Expand+Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €7,965 (Year 1); €7,965 (Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,400.

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in...

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Entry Requirements

Admission to the Masters of Social Work (MSW) is open to a limited number of students holding at least a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours (NFQ, Level 8) BSocSc Degree (or its equivalent), or graduates who have successfu...


Expand+Course Practicalities
The MSW/PGDSWS is a full-time professional course that involves five full days in college or five full days in practice. Practice placements are an integral part of the course. You are required to complete two 14-week fieldwork...

Course Content

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Our Master of Social Work (MSW) programme is a two-year full-time course that combines academic study with fieldwork placements. The MSW course is accredited by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) and when you fini...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 60 credits in each year of the programme (a total of 120 credits). The programme is divided into six thematically-based combinations as detailed below.

Year I
Students take 60 credits as follows:

Social Work, Counselling and Deve...

Assessment Method You will undertake a wide variety of academic and practice assessments. You are assessed through group projects, enquiry-based learning assignments, reflective portfolios and learning journals, essays, research presentations, and a minor dissertation.
Careers or Further Progression

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On graduation, you will have been prepared for professional registration and be in a position to demonstrate the core social work practice proficiencies (as prescribed by CORU) in the areas of professional autonomy and...

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