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Your Degree - Your Career
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences offers a large number of honours degree courses (Level 8) across some 30 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences. Many of those degrees focus on a particular career, while others provide a foundation for employment training at the end of three or four years of advanced study. This flexibility is important for school-leavers not sure of their career interest, who wish to continue with their education in order to make a better decision at a later stage.
If you have a professional career path in mind, you may choose one of many vocational degree courses. These cover such areas as teacher training, social work, early years and childhood studies, youth and community work, film and screen media, psychology and computing, information technology, theatre, music and film, criminology, and sports studies. Many of these degrees will take you directly to employment, while some require further training at postgraduate level.
Other CACSSS degrees provide a broad educational experience as a foundation for many possible careers. These gateway qualifications include our BA Arts/Arts International and Social Science degrees, as well as degrees in anthropology, english, government and politics, and world languages. These courses provide much of the knowledge and skills required for sustainable, meaningful employment over a lifetime.
Please click here for details of Level 8 degree courses offered in CACSSS
As well as preparing you for a particular career, all CACSSS degrees provide highly transferable skills for different areas of employment. These include leadership and a capacity for critical reasoning, creativity and problem-solving, as well as an ability to think and work independently and collaboratively in different jobs. Humanities and Social Science graduates have strong communication skills across different media, with an aptitude for debate and dialogue, research skills and information literacy.
Working with the University Careers Service, our College is committed to supporting career development and employability over the course of your studies in UCC.