Taught course

Social Work

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a level 8 primary social science degree (2.1 degree or higher), or equivalent, and a minimum of 6 months relevant practice experience. There are up to 25 places on the course each year. All applicants are advised to read the following documentation which provides an overview of entry and course requirements to the Masters in social Work. M.S.W. Guidelines How to Apply Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/ postgraduate/az. All applications for the Masters in Social Work must include the following documents: 1. A breakdown and description of relevant work experience to date which indicates the total number of hours or weeks worked. The minimum number of hours applicants must have is 850. 2. Students are not required to provide 2 academic references instead they must provide one academic reference and one reference from their practice experience. 3. Students must provide a personal statement of no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words.

Months of entry


Course content

Social work is a challenging and a rewarding activity and
requires a personal commitment to the ideals and values
of the social work profession. Those considering social
work as a career option should be aware of its ethical and
value dimensions and, in particular, the commitment of
practitioners to the promotion of social justice.
In accordance with Irish statutory regulations this Master
in Social Work/Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
programme is approved by the national regulatory body for
health and social care professionals (CORU). The programme
offers professional social work education for applicants
with a primary degree in Social Sciences or equivalent.
Upon completion of the Master in Social Work/Postgraduate
Diploma in Social Work successful candidates will be eligible
to apply for registration as a professional social worker.
This is a two year full time programme consisting of 16
weeks full-time academic attendance and 14 weeks full-time
fieldwork placement in the first year, and 14 weeks full-time
academic attendance and 14 weeks full-time field work
placement in second year.
The programme includes an international perspective and the
student group can avail of placement opportunities abroad
including Canada, England, South Africa and the USA.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms. Erna O’Connor
+353-1-896 4579