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DN550
Social Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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The Bachelor of Social Science degree is for those who want to work in a people-focussed job, but still wish to explore a possible number of career paths. Students will be develop skills in critical thinking, and communication while learning about the complexity our society and how best to respond to human needs especially those of the marginalised.

In first year students take core modules in Social Policy (DN550) and Sociology (DN500) along with options in Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information and Social Computing, Philosophy, Politics and Psychology.

At the beginning of second year students specialise and choose one of eight pathways: Development Studies; Human and Organisational, Social Work; Crime and Social Order; Social Media; Ancient and Modern Societies; Environment, Rights, Justice and Society.


Social Science at UCD

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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work

Essential Module Requirements:
DCHSX - COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES; 5M4468 - COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies


and 3 of the following 6 modules:

G20022 - Political Studies
or 5N1837 - Political Studies

E20008 - Media Analysis
or 5N1298 - Media Analysis

E20169 - Intercultural Studies
or 5N0765 - Intercultural Studies

B20004 - Behavioural Studies
or 5N1351 - Behavioural Studies

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

B20132 - Legal Studies
or 5N1394 - Legal Practice and Procedures


ELAXX - LIBERAL ARTS; 5M3114 - GENERAL STUDIES; EASSX - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES; 5M2181 - APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES; 5M4732 - YOUTH WORK; 5M3050 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; 5M2786 - COMMUNITY CARE

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

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Students can choose to take an additional year abroad in an International partner university and qualify with a Bachelor of Social Science [International] degree.

Because of the variety of paths that students can choose graduates find employment in a number of different fields including:

- Social Work, Counselling and Community Work
- Urban Planning, Housing Policy and Development Work abroad
- Irish and International NGOs
- Agencies of the EU and UN
- Irish Aid Programme
- Human Resource Management
- Business, Marketing, Industrial relations
- Crime Prevention


DN550 students who take a Master's in Information and Library Studies modules obtain an entry-level qualification in Information and Library Science that is recognised by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI).



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