Social Sciences DN750
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Social Policy & Sociology - DN750
The Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) at University College Dublin is the premier honours degree of its kind in Ireland. It is the standard qualification for those working in policy making and social services and recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. If you are interested in exploring how societies, communities and families work and wish to make a difference to the world, affect cultural change, contribute to public service or corporate responsibility, then this course is for you.
Archaeology - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
If you study Archaeology, we can promise you that you will see the world, time and the human condition in an entirely new way. It is a discipline that explores the past by applying the methods of both the arts and the sciences. Through undertaking Archaeology as a degree, you will learn how to assess, explain and make connections between different types of evidence that will allow you to develop a deeper understanding about the past.
Through exploring the past in this way, you will also develop practical skills valued by employers, such as report writing, teamwork, presentation, communication and analytical skills.
Geography - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
Are you interested in pressing global, national and local issues such as climate change, and hazard management? Do you want to make sense of our highly complex world and become an informed global citizen? Do you want to learn IT, field and laboratory techniques highly valued by employers such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS)?
By studying Geography in UCD, you will understand the context in which environmental, socio-cultural and politicoeconomic decision-making takes place and develop skills that prepare you for the workplaces and societies of tomorrow.
Politics - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
Do you want to understand how governments, parliaments, parties and elections work? Are you concerned about conflicts, human rights, global poverty, war and political violence? Do you want to learn how to formulate a coherent and persuasive argument?
With a degree in Politics, you will develop the ability to analyse the complex interplay between national and international political institutions, systems and forces.
Philosophy - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
Are you interested in thinking for yourself? Do you like problem solving? Do you want to tackle some of the most challenging questions that have fascinated thinkers for centuries, such as:
- Do we have free will?
- What is consciousness?
- How should we live?
- Does God exist?
- What can we learn from art and literature?
Science, literature or history are all equally good preparation for studying Philosophy. The main requirement is a capacity for clear thinking, honesty and discussion.
Information plays a key role in all aspects of life – in business, government, society and the life of the individual. Knowing how to create, manage, share, find and use digital information is more relevant than ever before.
Information & Communication Studies gives you a chance to explore the ways companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Google and Apple utilise the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures to succeed in today’s digital world.
Sociology - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
If you are interested in people, you will be interested in sociology. It is relevant for understanding almost every aspect of our lives. We are all part of society, we are connected with each other and we are affected by the people around us. In the same way, we shape the social context for others as well.
Sociology provides you with the mindset and the research tools to observe the social world, make connections, understand differences, norms, cultures or inequalities.
Social Justice - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
The subject of Social Justice draws on a range of academic disciplines in order to advance understanding of issues such as inequality, discrimination and human rights abuses. It will appeal to those who would like to acquire the knowledge and skills to understand and challenge injustice and help bring about social change.
Economics - Social Sciences - DN700 TSC
Economics explores how and why people make decisions and choose between alternative ways of spending their money and using their time, energy and skills. That is why Economics can help to shed light on decision-making in areas from love and marriage, to sports and crime.
If you are interested in people’s behaviour and in current affairs, and if you enjoy problem-solving and are naturally analytical with good numeracy skills, then Economics will appeal to you.