2021/2022

BSocSc (Hons) - CK102

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BSocSc (Hons) is a three-year, full-time honours degree programme during which students are provided with a broad grounding in Social Policy, Sociology, Studies in Psychology, Economics and Philosophy. The First Year offers a foundation in the Social Sciences. The Second and Third Years of the degree emphasise applied learning and include preparation of a research proposal in the Second Year and a social analysis dissertation/project in the Third Year.

The degree does not, however, provide a professional qualification in any one of the areas covered. Students wishing to become Social Workers or Youth and Community Workers will have to undertake further professional training at Postgraduate level, for example the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree or the MSocSc (Youth Arts and Sports Education) degree. Students wishing to be eligible for postgraduate studies in Sociology must have taken at least 45 credits of Sociology overall in the Second and Third Years, including SC2067, and SC3001 and SC3055 (or equivalent i.e. SS3031).

To be eligible for the award of the BSocSc (Hons) Degree a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, and Third Social Science. A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one academic year.

In First Social Science, students study prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in the five designated subject areas of Applied Psychology, Economics, Philosophy or Social Practice and the Social Professions, Social Policy, and Sociology.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Applied Psychology: AP1022, AP1023 (5 credits per module)
Economics: EC1117 (5 credits), EC1118 (5 credits)
Philosophy: PH1005 (10 credits) or Social Practice and the Social Professions: SS1012 (10 credits)
Social Policy: SS1017 (10 credits) and SS1018 (5 credits)
Sociology: SC1012 (5 credits) and SC1013 (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Note:

If optional SS coded modules do not reach the minimum registration quota there is no guarantee that they will be offered.

No student may register for Second Social Science until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Social Science. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Social Science, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in all of the themes of his/her programme.

UCC Diploma in Social Studies progression pathway

Students who have passed the Diploma in Social Studies from 2020 onwards may register for Second Social Science. Students who wish to progress to Second Social Science should notify the School of Applied Social Studies in writing of their intention to do so by the end of February in their second year of studying the Diploma in Social Studies. Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Social Studies, students who have notified their intention to progress, may register for Second Social Science. 

Placements

Students who opt to avail of Placements under this scheme must inform the School of Applied Social Studies in good time of their intention to do so as special arrangements for assessment will need to be agreed before students are allowed to take up the Placement. Student placements will not be offered in 2021/22 due to the implications of the Covid_19 Crisis.

Programme Requirements

NB: Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Students take 60 credits as follows:
Economics: EC2151 (5 credits)
Social Policy: SS2012, SS2029, SS2031 (5 credits per module)
plus 5 credits from the following:
SS2004, SS2006, SS2007, SS2008, SS2025, SS2026, SS2030, SS3009 (5 credits per module)

Philosophy: PH2032 (5 credits)
Applied Psychology: AP2505 (5 credits)
Sociology and Society¹: SC2067 (10 credits)
plus any 15 credits (not already selected) from the following, timetable permitting and ensuring that students are registered for 60 credits in total:

(a) Social Policy: SS2004, SS2006, SS2007, SS2008, SS2025, SS2026, SS2030, SS3009 (5 credits per module)

(b) Sociology¹: SC2003, SC2004, SC2017, SC2021, SC2034, CR2003 (5 credits per module) and SC2065², SC2066, SC3058 (10 credits per module)

(c) Statistics: ST2001 (5 credits)

(d) Languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian: FR0105 and/or FR10054 or FR1105 and/or FR1107 (5 credits per module), GE0005 and GE0008 (corequisites, 5 credits each), HS0028³ (10 credit module), IT1102 or IT1109 (10 credits per module)

(e) Philosophy: PH2002, PH2004, PH2017, PH2019 (5 credits per module)

Note:


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Only students who have passed the Second University Examination in Social Science and satisfied all other requirements specified for the Second Year, will be permitted to register for Third Social Science. In order to be admitted to the BSocSc (Hons) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in all of the themes of his/her programme.

Placements

Students who opt to avail of Placements under this scheme must inform the School of Applied Social Studies in good time of their intention to do so as special arrangements for assessment will need to be agreed before students are allowed to take up the Placement. Student placements will not be offered in 2021/22 due to the implications of the Covid_19 Crisis.

Programme Requirements

NB: Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Social Research Project
Social Policy: SS3031 (15 credits)
or Sociology¹: SC3055 (15 credits)
Economics: EC3151 (5 credits)
Social Policy: SS3049 (5 credits) SS3050 (5 credits)
plus 30 credits from the subject areas listed below (timetable permitting):
Social Policy, Social Work and Social Services: SS2007, SS3005, SS3006, SS3008, SS3009, SS3010, SS3011, SS3015, SS3016, SS3019, SS3021, SS3027, SS3033², SS3045, SS3047, SS3051 (5 credits per module)
Sociology and Society III¹: CR2002³, CR2003³, SC3001, SC3003, SC3004, SC3007², SC3009, SC3012, SC3029, SC3039, SC3046 (5 credits per module) and SC3058 and SC3059 (10 credits per module)
Applied Psychology: AP3113, AP3504 (5 credits)
Languages: French, Gaeilge, German, Italian, Spanish: FR01054 and/or FR10054 or FR11054 and/or FR11074 or FR2105 and/or FR2107 (5 credits per module), GA1002 (10 credits), GE0005 and GE0008 (corequisites, 5 credits each), HS00285, HS01285 (10 credits per module), IT11026 or IT11096 or IT21016 (10 credits per module)
Philosophy: PH3025, PH3042, PH3044, PH3048 (5 credits per module)
Statistics: ST20017 (5 credits)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.


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