Sociology & Politics

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Sociology & Politics
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG248
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo 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.

As an exception to the normal minimum entry requirements, Mathematics is not a requirement for this programme.

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.

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

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
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.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

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...

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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 25
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) 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+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+What is Sociology and Politics?
Sociology is the study of how humans act in groups or more specifically how we interact as a society. Sociologists will study the behaviour of a number of people in a particular country or region who share similar cu...

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 sociolog...

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

Expand+Graduate Destinations:
Graduates can either undertake further study or gain employment/further experience in the area of their choosing. Often graduates progress to the taught MA in Social Care and Social Justice or a research Masters/PhD in IT Sli...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 282
2018 279
2017 298