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DN520
Arts - Sociology

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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 QQI, HEA 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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If you are interested in people, their societies and social lives you will be interested in studying Sociology, which seeks to explain why people act and behave the way they do.

Sociology involves the study of groups, organisations and societies and how people interact within these settings. It combines theoretical analysis and empirical research. First year introduces students to the works of leading sociologists, fundamental sociological concepts and techniques of enquiry. Students can select from a variety of modules in second and third year.

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year. Sociology is taken as part of a Joint Honours Degree.

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M5028  Applied Ecology
  6M3566  Drama
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M5545  Cartoon Animation
  6M5149  Broadcasting
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EPHOT  6M3732  Photography
APAPX  6M4029  Art
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5048  Creative Media
  5M2155  Creative Media
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Students are encouraged to spend an Erasmus study period abroad at an International University.

Sociology provides an excellent grounding for a wide range of careers including:

- Social research and policy analysis
- Journalism
- Media
- Civil Srvice
- Business



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