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Master in Social Work (MSW)

The Master in Social Work (MSW) is a two year full-time, post-graduate social work degree programme (NFQ Level 9). It is accredited by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as professionally qualified social workers.

The MSW programme builds on a tradition of social work education and research at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College dating back to 1934. Students undertake a range of taught modules, a dissertation and two assessed placements in organisations providing social work services. The annual intake is limited to 25 places. Students are guaranteed small group teaching, individual input from lecturers and tutors and an interactive class environment. The programme provides:

  • Two professional social work placements including options for one international placement
  • Practice skills including counselling and advocacy
  • Skills in critical thinking, reflective practice and research
  • Teaching and tutorials with research active academics and practising social workers
  • Access to a world-class library and a famous historic campus.

For the information on entry requirements and application procedure please see 'Entry Requirements and How to Apply' page.