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GY103
Arts (Public and Social Policy)

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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316

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Public and Social Policy relates to the role of the state in relation to the welfare of its citizens.  This course is concerned with how government decision making (in all its stages) is made and how the process can be improved. 

This course includes topics such as political science, sociology, economics, law, public and social policy, and European politics. During their degree students can develop specialisations in chosen policy areas such as health, crime, family, the environment, the right to housing, human rights and social inclusion.

Stuents have the option to take an Erasmus study period abroad. 

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GY103 - Arts (Public and Social Policy)
NUI Galway

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GY103 - Arts (Public and Social Policy)
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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
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Careers in central and local government, the Eu, non-governmental organisations and other bodies involved in the policy process.  It also provides an excellent foundation for a career in public administration,, industrial relations, journalism, social work, community work, development agencies, business and research. 



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