Course Description

Child Family & Community Studies



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.

CollegeDublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course CategoryCommunity Studies, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyDublin Institute of Technology
Course DurationDT576: 1 year full-time, DT577: 2 years part-time.The programme will be a taught modularised programme, delivered in semesters of 15 weeks duration (12 weeks teaching, 1 review week and 2 weeks assessment). The programme will be offered in both full-time and part-time modes. Students may take the taught programme on a full-time basis over two semesters and complete a dissertation in the third semester. For students taking the programme on a part-time basis, coursework is completed over four semesters and a dissertation in the semester following. Students who do not wish to pursue the programme to Master level may opt to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Studies after the completion of 60 credits of coursework.
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants 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.
Phone01-402 4255
Course CodeDT576 DT577
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