Taught course

Social Work

University College Cork · College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

BSocSc Graduates (or its equivalent) who have already completed their degrees and do not meet the second class Honours entry level requirement for the Masters of Social Work (CKE64) can apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies (CKC06) option. Students who achieve a mark of at least 50% in each module in the first year of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies may be permitted to transfer to the second year of the MSW programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The overall aim of those concerned with the development and conduct of the MSW/PDSWS at UCC and of social work education generally, is to develop informed and skilled social work practitioners qualified to work in the Health Service Executive (formerly Health Boards), probation, hospitals, community agencies and voluntary agencies which provide services for a range of groups and communities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Simone McCaughren
00 353 21 4901887