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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Master of Arts Social Justice and Public Policy

The MA in Social Justice and Public Policy is a two-year part-time program that gives students a unique opportunity to develop a theoretical framework and the deep capacity for analysis, understanding, knowledge, skills, and practices needed to engage meaningfully in social change towards a more just and inclusive society focussing particularly on influencing public policy.  Social Justice Ireland is a key partner in this program.

The MA in Social Justice and Public Policy will:

  • give students the skills to analyze and challenge the existing policy narrative and propose realistic alternatives
  • ensure that students understand the theoretical framework which underpins different policies produce graduates with the necessary skills and experience to exercise an effective role in influencing public policy for social justice
  • offering a critical social analysis of the current situation, researching and developing evidence-based options, negotiating effectively, and advocating for change


In taking on this program students will be able to:

  • learn from expert academics and practitioners in social justice and public policy using case studies from Irish and international contexts
  • study and network with others from a wide range of experiences and disciplines
  • pursue their relevant interests via self-directed learning, assignments and a dissertation

This MA is particularly suitable for students seeking to promote a fairer society, including people from business, community, voluntary, social inclusion, environmental organizations, trade unions, public service, and religious sectors.

Many applicants will be working in a voluntary or paid capacity with an organization, group, or office involved with social justice or addressing issues affected by public policy.

Campus Information

Dublin

Intakes

  • July
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the MA in Social Justice and Public Policy should hold a minimum of an NFQ Honours degree in any area of the Humanities, Economics or Social Sciences.  Candidates should normally have previous relevant experience and are expected to be working in a paid or voluntary capacity in the area.  All candidates are subject to a pre-entry interview.

Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have relevant work experience and study may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.

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  • Course Code: WD595
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 26000 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 7650 EUR
    Application Fee: 50 EUR
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