Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages

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  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    This degree will equip you with advanced levels of knowledge and skills appropriate to employment at a high level. You will be able to discriminate between alternative management strategies and practices in social care work. You will also obtain a deeper understanding of your own goals and priorities, and a fuller awareness of your strengths, limitations and potential, through self-assessment, analysis and critical reflection. You will learn the ability to assume key roles in the management, administration, development and delivery of quality care services across a wide range of disciplines.


    • 8
      NFQ Level
    • 60

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    (Over 18 months, 3 Semesters)

    • Applied Psychology in Social Care
    • Contemporary Social Care Practice 4.1 and 4.2
    • Professional Practice with Older People
    • Research Project
    • Interactional Approaches (Art)
    • Contemporary Social Policy
    • Sociology of Mental Health & Illness
    • Social Care Management

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7).



    Progression from the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, students are eligible to apply for Postgraduate programmes in various disciplines.



    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to TUS Midlands’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme



    Frequently Asked Questions

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    You may find the information you need in our FAQ section.

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    Call 090 648 3050





    3 Semesters

    Wednesday 3 pm – 9 pm

    (Classes may also take place on occasional Saturdays)

    Programme Fee


    Wednesday 14th September 2022

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  • Please refer to our Quick Help Guide  for step by step instructions for online application.

    This programme equips graduates to be competent, reflective and responsive practitioners in social care settings.