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

Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages

Apply Now

  • 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.


    Classroom

    • 8
      NFQ Level
    • 60
      Credits

    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

    Progression


    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

    Induction


    Induction for the 2021/2022 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 15th January from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.

    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 Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme

     

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Do you have a question?

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

    If not, don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re always happy to help.

    Call 090 648 3050


     

    Details

    Details


    Duration

    3 Semesters
    100

    Wednesday 3 pm – 9 pm

    (Classes may also take place on occasional Saturdays)

    March 12th On Campus 9am – 1pm

    Programme Fee

    €2,350

    Commencing:
    Wednesday 19th January 2022

    Enquiries:
    [email protected]

  • 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.