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MH107
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
4 Years
Duration of course
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380

2014 Points

380

Change from 2013: 

-20

Points History:

2013 - 400
2012 - 410
2011 - 390
2010 - 375
2009 - 390
2008 - 385
2007 - 370
2006 - 385
2005 - 400
2004 - 395
2003 - 405
2002 - 410

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Social studies (or social science) refers to the study of the various fields which explore past, current, and future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, psychology and sociology .

This course has the options of studying community work and youth work, and studying anthropology. During the first year, students take social policy, sociology, and one of anthropology, economics, geography, history, or philosophy.


 
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MH107 - Social Science
Maynooth University

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MH107 - Social Science
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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The following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of PLC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:
Five Distinctions


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Depending on the specific selection of subjects pursued during the course, careers include youth and community work, social research, public administration or in the media. The degree can also lead to a professional post-graduate course, such as in community or social work, to which entry is by selection.



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