Taught course

Child, Family and Community Studies DT576 FT & DT577 PT

Institution
Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Social Sciences and Law
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

.Applicants must normally hold a second class honours bachelor degree, lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of social care, early education, social sciences, psychology, sociology, youth and community studies or cognate discipline. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, but who have significant professional or vocational experience in child, family and community services shall also be considered. In addition to an application form, this latter category of applicants may also be asked to present for interview. The Programme Committee will work to ensure a balance of recent graduates and professionals among the student intake. Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will be of interest to graduates of early education, social care, psychology, sociology, community studies and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the broad social services delivery area (example, social work, youth work, teaching, community work, early education, family support work).

The overall aim of the Masters is to examine how human capacity can be enhanced across the lifespan in the socio-educational sector. It will provide participants with a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enabling individuals and groups to realise their potential as human persons and participative communities. The programme aims to educate students to high levels of contemporary theoretical awareness in fields central to social services provision and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing.

Information for international students

International Student Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, International Office, DIT, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 Find out more at the International Office: http://dit.ie/international/ Telephone: +353 1 402 4253/ 7844 Email: pg.international@dit.ie.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Professional practice10
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Anne Marie Halpenny
Email
Annmarie.halpenny@dit.ie
Phone
01-402 4255