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Code
WD018
Cao points
171 - 531
Level
7
Campus
College Street
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is the BA in Applied Social Care?

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.

Special Feature of the BA in Applied Social Care Course

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.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Key Academic Skills for Social CareIntroduction to Social Policy
Applied Social Care 1Applied Social Care 2
DisabilityVulnerable Youth in Contemporary Ireland
Introduction to SociologySocial Care Law 1
Lifespan Developmental PsychologyPsychological Disorder and Mental Health
PPD with Creative and Cultural Practices 1PPD with Creative and Cultural Practices 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Practice Placement 1Applied Social Care 4
Practice Placement Portfolio 1Sociology of Ireland
Applied Social Care 3Social Care Law 2
Health and Well-being
Inequalities and Disadvantage in Irish Social Policy
Continued Personal and Professional Development
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Sociology for Social Care WorkPractice Placement 2
Social PsychologyPractice Placement Portfolio 2
Social Care Law 3Applied Social Care 5
Research Skills for Social Care
Citizenship and Rights in Irish Social Policy
Applied Personal and Professional Development

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BA in Applied Social Care

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BA in Applied Social Care:

 

 

Other Requirements:

 

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.

Graduates of the BA in Applied Social Care may take up employment in the public, private or community based care sectors. Social Care Workers may work with:

  • Children and adolescents in residential care
  • People with physical, intellectual and or sensory disabilities
  • People or families experiencing homelessness
  • People with alcohol/drug dependency
  • Families in the community
  • Older people
  • Ethnic Minority groups

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Victoria McDonagh
Ms. Victoria McDonagh
MA CYF - Assistant Lecturer in Social Care Practice
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