Department of Social Science & Design

Department of Social Science & Design

You’re passionate about society, how we treat our vulnerable and needy citizens. You see a fulfilling role in a Social Care setting. Or you believe in the transformative power of early years education and quality childcare. You might be bringing your life experience to the Department of Social Science and Design as a mature learner, like 20% of our Social Care students who are 23 years old or older. You want the pioneering spirit of AIT, one of the leaders in the field of social care and social studies, with a track record of supporting research and progression to Masters-level studies and beyond. You will gain practical hands-on experience during extensive placements in residential agencies, youth-work and community-based projects.

Maybe your artistic flair is drawing you to a career in Design. You want to join our design graduates in the workforce in graphic design, advertising, publishing, film, TV or teaching. You know our design students have a reputation of success in local, national and international competitions. You want our guarantee of one-to-one attention from our lecturers working with you in our purpose-built environment, with excellent personal studio space and production facilities.

Or you see a career in teaching —graduates of our BA (Hons) in Design in Digital Media are eligible to apply for Postgraduate Diploma of Education programmes.


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Contact Department of Social Science & Design

Head of Department
Oliver Hegarty

Email: ohegarty@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6442530

Room number: E3226

Building: Main Building

Department Secretary
Breda McManus

Email: bmcmanus@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6442558

Faculty of Social Science & Design News

AIT artists turn Kells into a canvas of type

09 Aug

Athlone Institute of Technology partner with CPA Ireland to ‘FastTrack’ accountancy graduates

03 Aug

AIT researchers pioneer ‘smart’ drug delivery systems for cancer therapy

01 Aug

AIT spearheads 2nd phase of major EU cybersecurity research effort

01 Aug

AIT joins forces with University of Minnesota to tackle complex diseases affecting health of our bees

23 Jul

Athlone Institute of Technology secures €1.4 million for hospitality education

18 Jul