Course Structure & Content
This programme is taught by the School of Social Work and Social Policy and is offered as part of the Joint Honours architecture.
Social policy uses theory but it is about people’s lives –which means it is applied - focused on real social issues and how policy can affect real people. Social policy is also interdisciplinary- it uses insights from disciplines such as economics, sociology, psychology, geography, history, law, philosophy and political science. This is why social policy is called a field of study. An understanding of these diverse disciplines is necessary to address the complexity of many social issues and to formulate social policies which can make a difference. The following are the taught modules for the academic year 2023 / 2024.
|JOINT HONOURS MODULES ACADEMIC YEAR - 2023/2024|
|Junior Fresh 2023 / 2024|
|Semester 1||Introduction to Social Policy Concepts||Dr Kasia Wodniak|
|Semester 1||Accessing and Reviewing Literature||Dr Julie Byrne & Dr Lynne Cahill|
|Semester 2||Introduction to Social Policy in Action||Dr Catherine Conlon|
|Semester 2||Critical Analysis and Argument Development||Dr Louise Caffrey|
|Senior Fresh 2023 / 2024|
|Semester 1||Global Health Policy||Dr Ann Nolan|
|Semester 1||European Refugee Policy||Dr Philip Curry|
|Semester 2||Poverty, Welfare and Justice||Dr Joe Whelan|
|Semester 2||Citizens' Participation in Reseach and Policy||Dr Edurne Garcia Iriarte|
|Junior Sophister 2023 / 2024|
|Semester 1||Policy Issues in Human Services||Dr Julie Byrne|
|Semester 1||Youth and Society||Dr Paula Maycock|
|Semester 2||Aging and Intergenerational Relations||Dr Catherine Elliot O Dare|
|Semester 2||Global Social Policy||Dr Kasia Wodniak|
The Academic Year 2024 / 2025 will be The School of Social Work and Social Policy's first Senior Sophister Year in it's new Social Policy Joint Honours Programme.
JOINT HONOURS, SOCIAL POLICY, STUDENT HANDBOOKS, & ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET 2023 / 2024