Applied Social Studies contributes one third of the teaching on the B.A. (Early Years and Childhood Studies). The BA Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies is a cross faculty, multi-disciplinary programme offered by the Schools of Education (Lead), Applied Social Studies and Applied Psychology. The B.A. (EYCS) is committed to a praxis model of learning through the interaction of practice and theoretical components. The teaching programme covers all aspects of child development, early education methods and approaches, the child in the context of the family and society, and children's citizenship rights. Students undertake two supervised placements with children and young people which are closely monitored and supported by the placement team. A number of practical modules on the degree aim to prepare students for placement by developing their competencies and skills in working with children and also develop students' abilities to critically reflect on their placement learning. Many of the graduates enter the childcare profession, become primary teachers or move into postgraduate research in related areas.
A number of staff in the Department contribute to the B.A. (Early Years and Childhood Studies), including Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Jacqui O'Riordan, Pat Twomey, Eileen Hogan and Caroline Shore.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Deirdre Horgan,
Deputy Director BA (Early Years and Childhood Studies),
Dept. of Applied Social Studies,
A number of our Departmental staff participate on the M.A. in Women's Studies, including Dr. Liz Kiely, Dr. Máire Leane, Dr. Catherine Forde, Dr. Jacqui O'Riordan and Ms. Eileen Hogan.
For further information on this programme, contact
Dr. Sandra McAvoy,
Department of History,
Telephone: (021) 4903654
The School of Applied Social Studies also contributes to a range of programmes in UCC, including:
- BSc (Government)
- BSc (Public Health and Health Promotion)
- BSc (Nursing)
- BSc (Midwifery)
- BSc (Hons) Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated) Pathway