This programme has been designed in consultation with employers, so its content is relevant to employment in the development sector in Ireland. There is a substantial practical component to this programme so students will develop the real skills and competencies required for the workplace. A practical placement in years two, three and four is a key element of the programme which will allow students apply their learning in a real-life environment. Students on this programme will develop competencies and skills that will enable them to enter a career in development and social inclusion work. Students will develop practical skills based on the study and analysis of Irish Society and Irish communities; the social, economic and political issues affecting Irish society and different social groups; the role of development in addressing poverty, inequality and social exclusion; the impact of global processes on Irish society.
Potential Applicants please note: This programme specialises in Community Development and as such it does not offer a specialisation or qualification in Social Care. All Applicants accepting a place on this programme will be required to obtain Garda Clearance prior to full registration on the programme.
This programme will be of interest to students interested in working in the areas of community development, the voluntary sector or in social inclusion.