Social Science

University College Cork


Course Name Social Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK102
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) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSoc Sc (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 97
Mature Entry Places 10
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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

Are you open-minded? Are you committed to social justice? Do you support and advocate for human rights? Are you interested in a career that promotes people’s wellbeing? Would you like to develop skills to analyse and navigate our supe...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:

Core: Applied Psychology, Economics, Social Policy, Sociology.

Electives: Philosophy, Social Professions

Year 2 Modules:

Core: Applied Psychology; Economics; Philosophy; Social Policy; Sociology.

Electives: Social P...

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Careers or Further Progression

The BSocSc degree is a well-recognised gateway to a range of postgraduate professional careers.

It is ideally suited to those interested in working with people in a community, social or therapeutic environment. Graduates have pursued c...

Further Enquiries Dr Fiona Dukelow
Course Director
T: +353 (0)21 4902790

Ms. Phil O'Sullivan
Course Administrator
T: +353 (0)21 4902228
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 412
2019 391
2018 387