Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Social Care Practice

Master of Arts/Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Social Care Practice

Course Overview

  • ??

    Years P/T

  • 9

    Level

Why take this course?

The social care profession is dedicated to protecting and assisting the most vulnerable in our society. Social care professionals are on the front line in attempting to address pertinent social issues like: child abuse and protection, domestic violence, mental health, promoting equality of opportunity for those with special needs; as well as the rights and social inclusion of the marginalised in our society. Such a profession requires highly competent, confident and qualified persons with specialised training and knowledge of national and international best practice. The future of social care focuses on promoting high standards of: professional conduct, education, training and competence as outlined by CORU 2013. In line with this educational bodies will deliver qualifications that prepare professionals to provide safe and appropriate care, ensuring that social care practitioners keep their professional knowledge and skills up to date through the pedagogies of Continued Professional Education (CPE). The MA/Pgd. In Advanced Social Care Practice is designed to support professionals in extending their knowledge and skills to a higher level, including unique and emerging techniques linked to evidence based practice. It will encourage social care professionals to keep themselves well-informed on current policy, strategy and quality considerations that impact on their work. This innovative programme has been designed after extensive consultation to identify the current needs of the sector. Furthermore, each future module will be created following annual consultation with social care professionals and organisations.

What will I experience?

  • Master of Arts in Advanced Social Care Practice: Completion of designed modules worth 40 credits in addition to the modules, a “Research Methods” module and “Dissertation”.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Social Care Practice: Completion of six designed modules over time.
  • Minor Award (Level 9) associated with the Master of Arts in Advance Social Care Practice: Completion of one designed module.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Learners who are awarded module-level awards are eligible to progress towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Social Care Practice or an MA in Advanced Social Care Practice. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma can progress to the MA in Child and Youth Care. Graduates of the MA in Advanced Social Care Practice can progress to study at PhD level.

Course Details

Course Fees:
€750 per module
Course Duration:
?? Years P/T
Course Commencement Date:

September and January of the current academic year

Course Award:
Master of Arts/Post Graduate Diploma
Course NFQ Level:
Level 9
Department:
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Candidates must hold a BA (honours) Degree in Level 8 Social Studies/Social Care and must be currently employed in the social care sector.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

Builds individuals to highly competent, confident and qualified persons with specialised training and knowledge of national and international best practice.

Work Placement

​There is currently no work experience or work placement for this course.

Further Study

Learners who are awarded module-level awards are eligible to progress towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Social Care Practice or an MA in Advanced Social Care Practice. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma can progress to the MA in Child and Youth Care. Graduates of the MA in Advanced Social Care Practice can progress to study at PhD level.

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