University College Dublin

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Social Policy

University College Dublin

Field of Study:Public Policy Analysis
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,150


This Higher Diploma is a transition course providing a foundation in Social Policy for graduates of other disciplines. It is a full-time course lasting one academic year. It involves the submission of written work throughout the year, in addition to examinations.

The course is designed to enable people to have the opportunity to pursue further training and careers in Social Work or Social Policy. Successful completion of the programme to good honours standard confers eligibility to apply for programmes such as the MSocSc (Social Work) and the MSocSc (Social Policy Research). The Higher Diploma in Social Policy is not of itself a professional qualification.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The standard for entry is a level 8 degree in any subject. Applicants whose degree was awarded outside Ireland should contact the School office to check the equivalency of their qualifications.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 29, 2009