Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Add-On) in Applied Social Care
Discipline: Nursing and Social Care
NFQ Level: 8
Programme Duration: One year add-on
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT
Social Care is a profession dedicated to changing peoples’ lives for the better, so that they can be full participants in shaping their social world.
If you want to be a part of this, then this course is for you. You will learn about the multiple causes of social oppression and methods of working with people with a variety of needs so they can be as human and free as possible.
Social care is about liberating people to achieve a better world.
- Social Theory
- Ethics for Social Care
- Relationships in Social Care
- Health Promotion – Theory & Practice
- Human Rights
- Child Care
- Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
- Addiction and Social Care
- International Social Work
- Care of the Older Person
- Youth Work
- Disability & Social Care
- Offenders, Ex-Prisoners and Care
- Community Arts Development
The career opportunities for Social Care workers is vast and varied. Students may pursue postgraduate studies in Social Care and Social Work or work in an autonomous capacity in various supervised practices in social care settings, youth work, community development and interpersonal services such as.:
- Mental Health Services
- Community & Voluntary organisations
- Care of the older person.
- Youth Work
- Supporting those in residential care
- Intellectual Disability
- Addiction services
- Traveller Groups
- Childcare services
- Working with individuals or the broader community
GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.
Duration of course: 4 years
Students wishing to seek immediate employment in the Social Care sector can obtain a BA (Ord) Degree in Applied Social Care after three years of study.
Dr Mark Garavan
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care
Phone: + 353 (0) 94 904 3143 / 3141
E-mail: Mark Garavan