Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social CareFour year honours degree in applied social care, including a 12 week work placement in Year 2 and a 14 week placement in Year 3.
Discipline: Nursing and Social Care
NFQ Level: 8
Programme Duration: Four years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 300 (2016)
We live in challenging times and so many different groups of people need care and support in our community. The homeless, unemployed, people with special needs, children, teenagers and older people.
Would you like to be part of a team who support those in need? If so, this is the programme for you.
This programme prepares students to develop honest, caring and supportive relationships with the more vulnerable people in our communities.
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- PC Apps
- Intro to Social Care
- Exploring Values
- Intro to Sociology
- Invitation to Psychology
- Intro to Law
- Reflective Personal Development
- Group Activities for Social Care Practitioners
- Intercultural Studies
- Creativity in Social Care
- Professional Practice 1
- Social Care Theory & Practice
- Applied Social Theory
- Advocacy in Social Care
- Introduction to Health Promotion
- Community Development
- Social Research
- Professional Developmental Skills
- Voluntary Sector Organisations
- Professional Practice 2
- Preparation for Social Care Practice
- Pedagogical Practice and Social Care
- Regulatory Framework
- Philosophy of the Self
- Organisational Behaviour
- Developmental Psychology
- Community and Sustainability
- Devevlopmental Psychology
- 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 the Social Care Worker is vast and varied, the areas of employment include:
- Mental Health Services
- Community & Voluntary organisations
- Supporting the older person at times of vulnerability
- Supporting young people and adolescents
- Supporting those in residential care
- Intellectual Disability
- Addiction services
- Traveller Groups
- Childcare services
- Working with individuals or the broader community
We have as strong record of students progressing to Level 9 and Level 10 studies in a variety of fields including Social Work.
A number of the above modules are jointly delivered across different disciplines.
This means that social care students will get a chance to meet and interact with students from other degree courses like Outdoor Education and Digital Media and Society.
Work Placement is an integral and mandatory element in the BA (Hons) Degree in Applied Social Care.
Students will be expected to undertake a 12 week placement in Year 2 and a 14 week placement in Year 3.
While the majority of placement sites are local, there are a number of specialist sites outside of the immediate locality.
There is an option for an exit award; for those who successfully complete years 1-3 may obtain the award of a BA ordinary degree in Applied Social Care.
Dr Davy Walsh
Phone: +353 (0) 94 904 3280
E-mail: Davy Walsh