Master your Ambition

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Make your future happen

Now is the time to build your career with a postgraduate qualification from the Department of Social Sciences. 

The suite of programmes will appeal to students who want to build skills in areas such as management, legal frameworks, transformation, policy, and advocacy. Our graduates are professionals who are adaptable, can manage change and influence people. All the teaching is grounded in up-to-date thinking on leadership – a transferable skill that is valuable  across all industry and community settings. 

Learn about the range of affordable, flexible and transformational Masters programmes aimed at developing future leaders in the social care sector and beyond.

Student Stories

Read about current students and past graduates of our Masters programmes, as they share their stories about furthering their careers by studying flexible, professionally accredited courses at IT Sligo.

Jacqueline Gallagher

MA in Social Work

Fiona Kelleher

MA in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years

Fintan Kennedy

MA in Professional Leadership

Catriona Hanmore

MA in Social Care and Social Justice

Stacey Forde

MA in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years

Cathy McCarthy

MA in Social Work

David Friel

MA in Social Care and Social Justice

Niamh Harkin

MA in Professional Leadership

Meet the Lecturers

A brief introduction to the programme chairs, who provide excellent support and guidance t postgraduate students, offering extensive academic and industry experience.

Roisin McGlone

Programme Chair: MA in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years and lecturer in Leadership and Management.

Dr. Leonard Taylor

Programme Chair: MA in Social Care and Social Justice and lecturer in Law, Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Professional Ethics.

Esther Quinn

Programme Chair: MA in Professional Leadership and lecturer in Corporate Governance, Compliance, Regulation and Business Law.

Apply Now

We are accepting applications
for courses starting September 2021

Find out more

To find out more about any of our courses, please contact our admissions team:

T: 353 (0) 71 931 8511

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