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Higher Diploma in Social Policy (Full-time)


Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies

Full time See Course PgDip 1 Year Full Time

About the course

The Higher Diploma in Social Policy is a ‘transition’ or ‘conversion’ programme that is open to graduates of all disciplines who wish to acquire honours degree-level knowledge and credentials in social policy. They may wish to do so in order to progress to postgraduate study in social policy or so as to gain sufficient credits in social policy to qualify for entry to certain professional programmes, including postgraduate training in social work. Maynooth University will offer an MSocSc (Social Work) programme from the 2019-20 academic year.

The HDipSP allows a student who already has an honours degree, but has not taken the subject of social policy previously, to acquire 60 ECTS credits in social policy, over one year full-time or two years part-time, by selecting from the existing

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Entry Requirements

Minimum honours 2.2 grade in a bachelors (NFQ Level 8) degree (any discipline).

Minimum English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850


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