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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

CAO code: BN011 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 3 years
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
2019 Points : 270
Award title: Bachelor of Arts
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body:                           Technological University Dublin Transfer and Progression:
BN409 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see


Additional Requirements

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Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Introduction to Creative Studies
  • Professional Practice - Context
Semester 2
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Institutions in Irish Society
  • Communication Structures & Skills
  • Promoting Health & Wellbeing
  • Professional Practice - Skills
  • Creative Studies in Social Care Settings
Year 2
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Policy for Social Care
  • Cultural Diversity & Intercultural Competence
  • Group & Team Dynamics in Social Care
  • Legal Studies
  • Placement Preparation & Developing Competence for Social Care Practice
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Social Care : Placement Practice
Year 3
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sociology and the Family
  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Legal Studies - Application
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Social Care: Advanced Placement Practice
  • Reflective Practice Portfolio

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What our students say...

Kellie Cunniffee

"I chose this course because I love working with people and helping in anyway I can. The 13 week placements really give you a taster of what it's like. I knew from the placements that Social Care was my area and what I really want to do when I qualify. While on placement this year I was nominated for an award from the college for an intervention I did on placement with people with dementia. From there I came third and went on to compete in Irelands Best Entrepreneur, where I won my category in Cavan and went onto the National Level but narrowly missed out on the prize.”
Kellie Cunniffe
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies

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