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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 HETAC 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
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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
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DSACX    School Age Childcare
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 4 modules plus a pass in G20001 or 5N0690 or6N1950 or 6N1949

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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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