Achieve Your Potential with a Postgraduate Degree from SSESW
Our postgraduate courses connect a range of social science disciplines including Education, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work.
SSESW is uniquely placed to offer exciting opportunities for students wishing to expand their academic and professional knowledge in a dynamic and inter-disciplinary environment. Students are taught by world leading experts within a culture that fosters intellectual curiosity and harnesses research and communication skills.
Our tailored and accredited professional courses are designed in partnership with key professional agencies with the aim of equipping students with the transferable skills that they need for professional practice.
We provide a range of postgraduate programmes for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as educational leaders.
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
Initial Teacher Education (PGCE)
Cognitive Behavioural Practice | PG Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy | PG Diploma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Trauma) | MSc
Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law | PG Diploma
Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law | MSc
Social Work for Children, Young People and Families | PG Certificate
Social Work for Children, Young People and Families | PG Diploma
Social Work for Children, Young People and Families | MSc
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders | PG Certificate
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders | PG Diploma
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders | MSc
Systemic Practice and Family Therapy | MSc
Systemic Practice and Family Therapy | PG Certificate
Systemic Practice and Family Therapy | PG Diploma
Systemic Psychotherapy (MSc)
We also welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants for PhD study.
Undertaking postgraduate study in SSESW offers students an opportunity to consolidate a range of highly transferable skills which can be applied to roles in any field. Our graduates are typically promoted to senior positions in training, management, and research across a range of diverse settings in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Our careers team offer one to one guidance, employability skills sessions, eg. CV writing and interview technique and job search advice. Careers and recruitment fairs and presentations from a variety of employers and alumni also help our students gain important insights to help shape their future career.
The Graduate School provides high-quality, transdisciplinary training and personal skills development programmes that aim to make our students stand out in an increasingly competitive local and global job market.
We have an active international postgraduate student body who, alongside all our students, seek to make a social difference in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. With their experience and expertise our International Student Ambassadors offer an insight into life and study at Queen's to those interested in applying.
Based in the beautifully restored and remodelled Victorian Lynn library, this fully-accessible exclusive postgraduate hub has modern, hi-tech meeting and group study rooms, a silent study area and social spaces creating a vibrant hub for intellectual exchange and collaboration.
"I have felt welcome at Queen's, right from day one. The friendly and extremely helpful university staff is something I cherish even today. Queen's has taken extra efforts to make us comfortable especially during the pandemic. Special mention to the accommodation staff and student leaders for their support and enthusiasm at keeping all our spirits high during this difficult time." Renu Gopalakrishnan
MEd Educational Studies
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“The Master in Social Research at Queen’s University is an excellent programme to gain knowledge and experience on methods of data collection, analysis and critique in the social sciences. It provides students with ideal skills to pursue an academic career and to those who wish to upskill their professional expertise or enter the labour market with competency on data gathering and data analysis.” Dr Teresa Degenhardt
Lecturer in Sociology
Social Science Research
"The MSc in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law qualifies you to act as an Approved Social Worker (ASW) under mental health and mental capacity law in Northern Ireland. The course involves consideration of the relevant law, codes of practice and complex ethical issues." Professor Gavin Davidson
Professor of Social Care
Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
"We aim to provide students with excellent learning experiences to enhance their skills in both child and adult service settings. We hope students will leave the courses feeling better equipped to work compassionately and effectively with the many struggles individuals and families seek help with.” Dr Suzanne Mooney
Systemic Practice and Family Therapy