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.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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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 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|BSMSX||Supervisory Management Skills|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|5M3782||Health Service Skills|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DCXXX||6M2007||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|6M2218||Social and Vocational Integration|
|6M2263||Inclusive Education and Training|
|6M3115||Information, Advice and Advocacy|
|6M4978||Health Services Supervisory Management Skills|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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