Sociology & Politics

ATU - Sligo Campuses

 

Course Name Sociology & Politics
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code SG248
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

Maths not required

Garda Vetting required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information Points
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120.

Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.

All QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 390 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS. The scoring process is outlined on the CAO website at www.CAO.ie
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants

Entry Requirements
The sole criterion for qualification as a mature applicant is age. You are required to be over 23 on 1st January of the calendar year of application. Applications should be made through the CAO in the usual way.
Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 25
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2022/23) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION:
Sociology focuses on understanding and analysing how human societies work. It studies everyday social practices, as well as discussing questions around economic inequality, power, gender and race, for example.

Politics lo...

Subjects Taught

Expand+PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:
Year One: Modules in sociology, politics and research and writing skills are introduced. Students also get to choose from a range of elective modules.

Year Two: Students study specific areas of both politics and sociol...

Comment QUICK FACT:
Leaving Certificate Mathematics is not an entry requirement for this course.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
In the past students have gone to a variety of destinations for their work placement in year two, including to the European Parliament in Brussels.

One module in the final year will be delivered online, allowing the student more flexibility in their study.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:
Graduates may progress to a Level 9 Masters in Social Care and Social Justice or a research Masters/PhD in IT Sligo.

This programme has considered the Teaching Council Registration Curricular Subject Requiremen...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2022 302
2021 298
2020 281