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Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Entry Requirements

The successful completion (minimum 2.1 grade) of a Level 8 degree in the social sciences is required prior to acceptance on the course. Candidates holding a primary degree in a discipline outside the social sciences must hold a postgraduate award in social sciences (minimum 2.1 grade) for example the Trinity College Postgraduate diploma in Social Studies (online) or equivalent. In addition, candidates will be required to demonstrate a minimum of 850 hours practice experience (paid or voluntary).

When assessing the quality of previous practice experience, the factors taken into consideration include:

  • nature of the tasks undertaken and relevance to social work
  • quantity and quality of supervision and training available to and availed of by the candidate
  • linkages the applicant makes between practice experience and wider social issues.

How to Apply

Applications for the Master in Social Work are completed electronically via my.tcd.ie. Applications for September 2018's intake will be accepted from November 2nd 2017. For more information, see 'Applying for a Postgraduate Course' page.

Closing date: Midnight 17th January 2018.