This is a one year full-time, or two year part-time academic progression programme for students who hold the HDCYW, or the DCYW and BA Applied Social Studies, and who also have post qualifying professional experience. In exceptional circumstances graduates from equivalent programmes, who are engaged in community or youth work will be considered. To facilitate students the programme is delivered in two/three day blocks at Maynooth University every four to six weeks. The MA Applied Social Studies offers a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners to deepen their professional knowledge and academic analysis, as well as to contribute through their research and essays to the discourse of our disciplines.
This two year programme, incorporating the Postgraduate, previously Higher Diploma in Community & Youth Work (HDCYW), which ran over one full calendar year from September to September annually. The programme will mirror the HDCYW, but with two longer placements of fourteen weeks, rather than twelve each, and a considerably enhanced research module and new research project. All elements of the programme including placements will take place between September and June for each year. A degree is essential.
Master of Social Science MSocSc (Community & Youth Work) Part-time, in-service: This is a three-year programme, incorporating also the part-time in-service route to the Postgraduate, previously Higher Diploma in Community & Youth Work. The programme will mirror the part-time in-service HDCYW, but with a longer placement of fourteen weeks and a considerably enhanced research module and new research project. We believe that this programme, like the full-time route will considerably extend and enhance students’ professional development, equipping them for the issues they face in their daily work. Please note that this programme is only available to graduates already engaged in community or youth work as practitioners on a full or part-time basis.
MSocSc Community and Youth Work brochure
for more information.
The MSocSc (Rights and Social Policy) provides advanced study in key social policy issues.
It provides an opportunity for critical study in the application of social policy theory and techniques to current policy and practice.
The emphasis is on themes of rights, recognition and redistribution and associated equality, governance, justice and ageing issues.
The programme takes place over one year full-time or two years part-time.
Please read the MSocSc information brochure.
Master of Social Science (MSocSc) Brochure
To talk to a staff member about the MSocSc, contact Seamus Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org t. 01 708 6748 or Joe Larragy email@example.com t. 01 708 4572
Research proposals in writing are invited, and candidates should submit their academic record and a brief outline of the proposed work, and consult with the Department. Research areas of interest include, youth affairs, youth work and the sociology of youth work, community development and community work, the Welfare State, European social policy, poverty, juvenile justice and policy in respect of children, women's studies, race, racism, ethnicity, Traveller culture, and intercultural studies.
The Department of Applied Social Studies is delighted to announce the start of a new taught professional Doctoral programme from September 2012. The four-year DSocSc will build on the successful professional programmes of education and traning in youth work and community work. It will contribute to the Department’s mission to “contribute to human rights, social justice and equality nationally and internationally’’.
Please read the Doctor of Social Science brochure.
Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc) Brochure