University College Dublin: BSocSc in Social Policy & Sociology

University College Dublin

Enroll in a Career Focused Social Science Degree:

the BSocSc in Social Policy & Sociology at UCD is looking for applications

The Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) at University College Dublin is the premier honours degree of its kind in Ireland. It is the standard qualification for those working in policy making and social services and recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.

If you are interested in exploring how societies, communities and families work and wish to make a difference to the world, affect cultural change, contribute to public service or corporate responsibility then this course is for you. The course explores key social issues affecting societies in the European Union, the USA and East Asia including: poverty, inequality, homelessness, addiction, mental illness, social stratification, criminal justice, globalisation, gender equality, sexualities and reproductive health, childhood and children’s services, and tax and welfare systems. You will learn about how policy makers, in Ireland and across the world, have responded to these societal challenges. You will attend lectures and seminars and engage in project-based learning, instruction, and independent study with experienced academic staff and with input from policymakers and industry.

A Degree with a strong career focus

The BSocSc in Social Policy & Sociology provides a strong foundation for both postgraduate study and a wide range of careers in government, social services, NGOs, education, media, including new and online media, and in business. Alumni include Orlaith Blaney (Marketing and Advertising, former CEO McCannBlue Dublin), Frances Fitzgerald (MEP), Tricia Keilthy (Head of Research and Policy, Society of St. Vincent De Paul), and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (Humanitarian & Founder Focus Ireland). Graduates of this three-year degree can apply for the two-year Professional Masters in Social Work to become professional Social Workers.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Apr, 2022
Expiry Date
13th Jun, 2022