Health & Society

Dublin City University


Course Name Health & Society
Course Provider Dublin City University
Course Code DC209
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre, Glasnevin
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade O6/H7, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Minimum Specific Course Requirements
O6 or H7 Mathematics and O6 or H7 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry, Agricultural Science.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Limited for Entry
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 15 January of the year of entry.

Leaving Certificate Subject Combinations Certain subjects will not be scored separately if they occur in combination with subjects that are sim...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Linked Modules

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), developed by QQI.

Applicants who have a full NFQ Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be adm...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Applicants EU/EEA and Non-EU
DCU has an active mature student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates (those aged 23 years or above on 1 January in the year of entry). As a mature student, your wealth of knowledge an...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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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+Why DCU?
• You will explore health issues from multiple perspectives – biological, social, political, ethical and psychological.

• A strong emphasis is placed on research inquiry into and action on key contemporary health issues.

• ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What Will I Study?

Year 1
Perspectives on Health
Scarcity and Health
Reading Health Research
Living Longer
Public Health Nutrition
Drugs in Society
Critical Thinking and Health
Understanding the Body
Marginalisation and Health

Careers or Further Progression Future Careers:
Overseas Development
Community Development
Voluntary Sector
Further Study

In these areas:
Further study will lead to: Speech & Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy or Medicine
Health Promotion
Public Health
Global Health
Further Enquiries Professor Anne Matthews
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy
and Community Health
T +353 (0) 1 700 8957
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 419
2018 430
2017 420