Politics & Society

NUI Galway


Course Name Politics & Society
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 103127 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Galway City
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Starts on September 2018
Application Date


The closing dates for each course varies, but are typically from mid-July to late August each academic year.

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Duration 2 years, part-time.
Blended Learning
Course Fee Fees: (per annum)
EU: €2,035 Non-EU: €2,535
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Entry Requirements Requirements
Applicants wishing to undertake the course for the purposes of teaching must have competed a level 8 honours degree in order to meet Teaching Council requirements. Other applicants must have completed a level 7 Diploma or higher qualification.
Course Content

Expand+Who is this course for?
Secondary school teachers who wish to upskill in order to teach Politics and Society on the Leaving Certificate Curriculum and for those wishing to pursue further studies in this area for professional development reasons.


Subjects Taught The course covers a broad range of subject matter within the Disciplines of Political Science and Sociology, but focuses specifically on: Power and Decision Making, Active Citizenship, Human Rights and Globalisation and Localisation. The course is delivered in a blended learning format combining face-to-face seminars with online study throughout the academic year.
Assessment Method Assessments will consist of a combination of written assignments and online exercises and activities.
Number of Credits ECTS 60
Careers or Further Progression What career or further study opportunities are there?
Students can proceed to level 9 through the Masters in Political Science and Sociology.
Further Enquiries Lisa Walshe
Tel: 091 495787
email: lisa.walshe@nuigalway.ie
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