BA(Hons) in App Social Studies in Social Care p/t

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care NFQ Level 8

DurationModeLevelApplication toLatest Points
18 monthsPart Time8Lifelong Learning, AIT

This honours degree programme encourages and promotes the professional and personal development of students. Your ability to conceptualise, to draw conclusions based on a rigorous, analytical and critical approach to data, and to communicate effectively as part of a team will be enhanced. The degree will equip you with advanced levels of knowledge and skills appropriate to employment at a high level. You will be able, therefore, to discriminate between alternative management strategies and practices in social care work.

You will also obtain a deeper understanding of your own goals and priorities, and a fuller awareness of your strengths, limitations and potential, through self-assessment, analysis and critical reflection. You will learn the ability to assume key roles in the management, administration, development and delivery of quality care services across a wide range of disciplines. Communities too will benefit, culturally, socially and economically, through the involvement of graduates in community-based project work. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7) or an equivalent level 7 qualification

Garda Vetting Procedure: All Students on this programme will undertake Garda Vetting procedures prior to commencing their work placement. Failure to disclose previous convictions will result in students being dismissed from the programme. Previous convictions, depending on their nature, could result in student dismissal from the programme.





(over 18 months)

  • Applied Psychology in Social Care
  • Contemporary Social Care Practice 4.1 and 4.2
  • Professional Practice with Older People
  • Research Project
  • Interactional Approaches (Art)
  • Contemporary Social Policy
  • Sociology of Mental Health & Illness.
  • Social Care Management




You may decide to pursue postgraduate training and research leading to Masters and PhD (Level 9/10) qualifications. Our staff in the department or in the Careers Office can advise on the range of opportunities available in AIT, in Ireland and abroad for such postgraduate programmes. Full details of all postgraduate programmes at AIT are contained in the postgraduate prospectus. 

Professional Recognition

Career Opportunities




Additional Information

Duration: 18 months: 24 weeks per annum Wednesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm. (classes may also take place on occasional Saturdays)

Commencing: Year 1 & 2 Wednesday 14 September 2016

Enquiries: Jenny Cooper

Course Fee: Year 1 €2350 (2 semesters)

                     Year 2 €1175 (1 semester)