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CK102
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 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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This degree is suited to people interested in social issues. It provides a grounding in Social Science, the umbrella term for academic disciplines that focus on society and human behaviour. The BSocSc is concerned with human, political, economic and social relations that shape the world we live in. Approaching social phenomena from different standpoints helps develop critical perspectives on issues such as: poverty and exclusion culture identity community family, equality and social justice globalisation and the environment Social policy is a core subject on this degree, the study of which incorporates key debates about human and societal wellbeing and how basic needs are met.

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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
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
BSMSX    Supervisory Management Skills
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work


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Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification.

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Courses Entry Requirements QQI (FETAC) Flexi-Options For Guidance Counsellors For Parents Admissions Policies What Will it Cost? How Do I Apply? FAQs Contacts Live Q&A Archives Course Description Why Choose This Course? Social Science Unique Aspects of the Course Skills and Careers Information The degree does not provide a professional qualification but acts as a gateway to a range of postgraduate opportunities in areas such as: social work occupational therapy speech and language therapy planning and sustainable development community and youth work social policy and social research criminology teaching marketing and management journalism



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