The BA in Applied Social Care (previously known as the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care) is a three year (level 7) course of study. The course is designed to facilitate students who wish to pursue a specific area of interest and prepares students for professional careers in Social Care Work.
The overall aim is to develop reflective and ethically-aware practitioners with the capacity to build professional relationships, in partnership with vulnerable individuals and groups who experience marginalisation, disadvantage or special needs.
The course involves the study of related disciplines of Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology, Law, Applied Social Care, Personal and Professional Development and Supervised Professional Practice.
Due to professional validation, this programme is not suitable for advanced entry, exemptions or recognition of prior learning.
The course is designed to facilitate students to specialise as Social Care Workers. All students who wish to graduate as professionally qualified social care workers must successfully complete a supervised work-based placement. Placement occurs in Semester 3 and 6, and consists in total of 800 hours of supervised social care practice.
Note: Students undertaking the BA in Applied Social Care must meet the requirements of the School of Humanities Student Fitness to Practise Policy and School of Humanities Student Garda Vetting Policy.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Key Academic Skills for Social Care||Introduction to Social Policy|
|Applied Social Care 1||Applied Social Care 2|
|Disability||Vulnerable Youth in Contemporary Ireland|
|Introduction to Sociology||Social Care Law 1|
|Lifespan Developmental Psychology||Psychological Disorder and Mental Health|
|PPD with Creative and Cultural Practices 1||PPD with Creative and Cultural Practices 2|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Practice Placement 1||Applied Social Care 4|
|Practice Placement Portfolio 1||Sociology of Ireland|
|Applied Social Care 3||Social Care Law 2|
|Health and Well-being|
|Inequalities and Disadvantage in Irish Social Policy|
|Continued Personal and Professional Development|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Sociology for Social Care Work||Practice Placement 2|
|Social Psychology||Practice Placement Portfolio 2|
|Social Care Law 3||Applied Social Care 5|
|Research Skills for Social Care|
|Citizenship and Rights in Irish Social Policy|
|Applied Personal and Professional Development|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Due to professional validation requirements, this programme is not suitable for advanced entry, exemptions or recognition of prior learning
There is no health requirement for admission to this programme. However, some Placement Agencies may require students to be immunised against specific infectious diseases.
Students undertaking the BA in Applied Social Care must meet the requirements of the School of Humanities Student Fitness to Practise Policy and School of Humanities Student Garda Vetting Policy.