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The magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic is something we all previously downplayed but are now starting to come to terms with. Theorists compare what we are currently experiencing to grief as we mourn the loss of our previous lives and selves. Consider this a time for a fresh appreciation of sustaining our beliefs.
We will need a strong system of services that will support those most at risk of the consequences of this pandemic. And these services will need professionals prepared well to keep them running. Social policy is concerned with the ways and means by which wellbeing is promoted in society, and the social and economic conditions which shape the development of wellbeing.
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is offering an array of undergraduate and graduate courses in social work and social policy, on a part-time and full-time basis.
One of these courses is the Taught Master of Arts in Social Policy. This degree is aimed at graduates from different fields who aspire to further studies in social policy to work in positions of administration, research or management in a broad range of areas in the social field. It is a degree that the Department is offering on a part-time evening basis (3 years).
Students will get to follow a range of taught study units covering theory, critical debates and trends in poverty and social exclusion, social change, social inclusion and social cohesion.
They will further learn about the formulation and analysis of policy and have opportunities to develop skills in planning, implementing and evaluating social services and projects. They will also write a dissertation with the support and supervision of their tutors. The knowledge and skills gained through the course are transferable across a wide range of social settings and together with the critical thought fostered in this programme, will enhance both students' employability and their personal development as socially engaged and professionally competent members of society.
A Master of Arts in Social Policy will give students opportunities to work in social policy development, research, project and service management in a broad range of areas in the social field within government, private or NGO sector at local, EU and international level. The degree is a pathway to further studies like specialist Masters or Doctoral studies.
Further information on the programme of studies, career prospects and eligibility to apply may be found online.