Sociology describes and explains social structures and processes. The Sociology programme at UL will enable you to develop critical and analytical skills to look more objectively at our societies. It directs attention to how the constituent parts of society fit together and change, and the consequences of that social change. By focusing on the external forces that affect values, attitudes and behaviors, it helps us better understand ourselves and the motivations of others around us. In addition to core modules you can choose electives to suit your own interests.
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
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 Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
A wide range of career opportunities are open to you from this programme, in the public, private and non-profit sectors:
- Journalism, media, communications and public relations
- Social, marketing and media research
- Social policy analysis
- Urban planning
- Research consultancy
- Social worker, youth and community work
- Prison and probation services
- Voluntary organisations, national and international NGOs
- Statistician, demographer