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
2 yearsPart Time8Admissions Office, AIT

The aim of the programme is to encourage and promote both the professional and personal development of the students and to achieve the following outcomes: 

an enhancement of their ability to conceptualise; 

to draw independent conclusions based on a rigorous, analytical and critical approach to data; 

to communicate effectively at all levels in a teamwork approach; 

the acquisition of advanced levels of knowledge and skills appropriate to employment at the highest levels in their respective careers, thereby enabling graduates to discriminate between alternative management strategies and practices in social care work; 

a deeper understanding of their own goals and priorities, and a fuller awareness of their strengths, limitations and inherent potential, through self assessment, analysis, and critical reflection; 

the ability to assume key roles in the management, administration development and delivery of quality care services across a wide range of disciplines; 

the cultural, social and economic enhancement of communities arising from the future 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 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.





Applied Psychology in Social Care, Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Applied Research Project, Social Care Law, Social Care Management, Choice of Elective.




Graduates of this course may be eligible to pursue postgraduate training and research leading to Masters and PhD (level-9 and 10) qualifications. Staff in the Careers’ Office can advise on the range of opportunities available at the institute, in Ireland and abroad for such postgraduate programme.



Professional Recognition

Career Opportunities

The course provides post-qualifying education and training for professionals already employed in a wide range of disciplines within social care work, thereby enhancing their effectiveness, career prospects, and professional status.



Additional Information

This course is currently under review, and modules are subject to change

Application forms available from:

Ms Norrie O’Callaghan, Admissions Officer,

Athlone Institute of Technology.

Tel: 090 6468130