Social Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Social Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Alternative Provider(s) Cork College of Commerce
Course Code ACE-DSSD
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Weekend
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2020
Application Date Closing Date: 28th August 2020
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Duration 2 years part-time.

Course Practicalities
This course takes place one evening per week from September/October to May plus some Saturdays, it runs over two years with the option of an exit award of Cert at the end of year one. This course will be delivered in both UCC and the Cork College of Commerce (with Saturday sessions taking place in the UCC Campus).
Course Fee €990 per academic year

Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application
Normally have Leaving Certificate or FETAC Level 5 or an equivalent qualification
Applicants may be required to attend for interview.
English Language Requirement:...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The Diploma in Social Studies is an interdisciplinary programme designed to introduce you to the social sciences. You will have an opportunity to study sociology, social policy, social psychology, social philosophy and economics. This...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules

AD1868: Introduction to Academic Writing (5 credits)
This module will focus on the key skills required for completing academic assignments. It will provide opportunities for practice in areas such as structure, paragraphing, cohere...

Assessment Method Assessment
All work is assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of essays, journals of learning in class tests and oral presentations.
Careers or Further Progression Programme Coordinator: Pat Twomey
+ 353 21 490 4700

Programme Administrator: Siobhan Hosford
+35321 490 4702
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