Social Science

Maynooth University


Course Name Social Science
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH107
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BSocSc
Duration 3 years

Placement Option: Yes - civic engagement option provided (subject to availability)

Erasmus/Study Abroad Option Yes
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & 3rd language
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

All Leaving Certificate subjects...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+MH107 Social Science
Level 5 or 6 places: 20
2019 QQI Points 358

If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This section outlines the qualifications and other requiremen...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 2019: 80
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Social Science studies how human societies are organised, analysing the social forces that govern the world we live in and their impact on individuals, families, communities and countries.

You will learn about social professions such as social wo...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course structure
The core subject is Social Policy – only available in the BSocSc degree

1st year
Social Policy, Sociology, Critical Skills for Social Sciences and 1 of the following subjects: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History or Phi...

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Community and Youth Work
Local and Community Studies
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
Particularly associated with careers in policy analysis, applied social research and the social professions of social work, community work and youth work.

Our graduates can also be found in management and public admini...

Further Enquiries Maynooth University Department of Applied Social Studies, Laraghbryan House
+ 353 1 708 3743 / + 353 1 708 4574
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 326
2018 346
2017 366