NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Political Science and Sociology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA; PDip DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

NEW for 2021 Child, Youth and Community

Your Course This MA, with a focus on programme planning and evaluation, is the first of its kind in Ireland. Professionals involved in the delivery of services to children, youth and communities are increasingly required by funders and central government to provide scientific, robust evidence, to measure the social impact of these interventions. Using a human rights-based framework, this flexible one year full-time/two-year part-time blended learning MA Programme, will enable students to be proficient in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation methodologies in the context of child, youth and community services. The programme will allow students space to critically engage with the discourses and debates on ‘evidence’ and explore, through their integrated assessments, new lines of research and the accommodation of both in the real world of practice. Career Opportunities The programme is designed for professionals already working in the community, voluntary, or allied sectors and for those who have a specific expertise in, or understanding of, the lives of children, youth and communities, and who wish to acquire a specialised Level 9 qualification which will ‘add value’ to their existing qualifications and enable them progress to leadership roles within their careers. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants will require a NQAI Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours, or equivalent, with a 2:1 in child, youth and family studies, sociology, psychology or a cognate discipline. Where applicants do not meet the formal academic requirements they can apply for entry through the university’s Recognition for Prior Learning Policy. FIND OUT MORE AT: child-youth-and-community.html

CONTACT Cormac Forkan T: +353 91 493 653 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Based in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, the university’s flagship institute for applied social science research, offering the opportunity to be part of a thriving post-graduate community. 2. Developed by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre with an established reputation for policy and practice research, particularly evidence- informed programme planning, implementation and evaluation. 3. Affiliated to the UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement and its global network.

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