Why study Social Work
Social Science provides a valuable academic foundation for many vocations and occupations. It is particularly associated with careers in policy analysis, applied social research and the social professions of social work, community work and youth work. Our graduates can also be found in a wide range of other careers including management and public administration, the NGO sector, journalism, the media and social research. If you wish to become a professional social worker, you must undertake the National Qualification in Social Work (the accrediting body is CORÚ; visit their website at www.coru. ie). Most social workers qualify by completing a Bachelor of Social Science first and then a Masters in Social Work. Many of our graduates follow that route. A Social Science degree in which Social Policy is the core subject is a pre-requisite for a professional Masters in Social Work.