Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Add On Level 8)

Bachelor of Arts Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This one-year add-on 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.

What will I experience?

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.

Additional Information

This programme is also available on a part-time basis.

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.

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Registration Closing Date:

Course Award:
Bachelor of Arts
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Social Science
Minimum Entry Requirements:

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

Course Structure

Year 4

Research Project, Contemporary Social Care Practice, Contemporary Social Policy, Applied Psychology in Social Care, Social Care Management.

Electives: Choose one from Interactional Approaches - Art, Drama or Recreation and one from the remaining electives for semester 1.

Choose one elective for semester 2. Interactional Approaches to Social Care (Art, Drama or Recreation), Community Development Practice, Psychotherapy, French, German, Spanish, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, Professional Practice with Older People, Youth Substance Use and Misuse.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

The course provides further education and training to work in a wide range of areas within Social Care, thereby enhancing career prospects and professional status.

Work Placement

​There is currently no work experience or work placement for this course.

Further Study

You may decide to pursue postgraduate training and research leading to Master’s 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.

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