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DB566
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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202

2017 Points

202

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This is a 3 year programme. The programme is divided into three levels and students take the programme in its entirety.

In Level 1 students undertake introductory subjects that are designed to develop knowledge and understanding of core disciplines to provide a platform for more advanced study.

In Level 2 students take subjects that build on the level 1 foundation and further develop student knowledge and understanding.

In Level 3 students take subjects intended to develop understanding of applied areas and key subjects.

Students also undertake a research project under the guidance of a supervisor.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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The social science research methods components of this programme will equip learners with the skills for work in a variety of research contexts, for example on funded research projects, Non-governmental organisation, the communications industry and the emerging information sector have also shown high levels of demand for graduates trained in social scientific research methods.

Employment opportunites for social science students include

  • Disability Support Officer
  • Special Needs Assistant
  • Adult Education Tutor
  • Social Work
  • Migrant Support
  • Community and Welfare Support
  • Youth Work
  • Research Assistant



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