Social Work Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Social Work Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PDSWS
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (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 PG Dip
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-yime.
Course Fee

Expand+Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €6,965 (Year 1); €6,965 (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 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies (CKC06) is confined to a limited number of students holding a BSocSc (Hons) Degree with an overall result of at least a Third Class Honours or its equivalent, such as (but not...


Expand+Course Practicalities
The 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 pla...

Course Content

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies (PGDSWS) is a two-year full-time course that combines academic study with fieldwork placements. The PGDSWS course is accredited by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)...

Subjects Taught Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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.
Number of Credits 60
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 (CORU) in the areas of: professional autonomy and accountability,...

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+ 353 21 490 2899
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