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Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Add-On) in Applied Social Care

This one year add-on honours degree allows students to progress from a Level 7 degree to a Level 8 honours degree in the area of Applied Social Care.

Discipline: Nursing Health Sciences and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: One year add-on

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 45

Why Study?

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.

***Download our brochure here (PDF, 1.85MB)***

Programme Modules

Programme Modules

Year 4

  • 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


  • Dissertation
  • International Social Work
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Youth Work
  • Disability & Social Care
  • Offenders, Ex-Prisoners and Care
  • Community Arts Development

Career Opportunities

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

Post-graduate Studies: 

GMIT honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Essential Information: 

Duration of course: 1 year full-time

Contact Us

Dr Mark Garavan

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care

Phone: + 353 (0) 94 904 3143