The programme content represents a mix of theory, practical skills and personal development. The learning experience is one in which the student is encouraged to bring their own life, volunteer or professional experience to the classroom and to explore links between programme material and contemporary lived experience. This programme is dynamically designed to give the experience of larger lectures that are interlinked with the Applied Social Studies in Social Care and Humanities programmes and also smaller, more intensive study sessions where the principles of Citizenship and Community are explored in a more intimate atmosphere.

Year 1

Five Credits 

  1. Community Studies I: Community Concepts
  2. Communication and People Skills

 Ten Credits 

  1. Community Work Practice
  2. Citizenship Studies I: Citizenship and Civil Society
  3. Government, Politics and Policy
  4. Sociology
  5. General Ethics
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Year 2

Five Credits 

  1. Legal Studies
  2. Irish Social Policy
  3. Advocacy: Theory and Practice
  4. Conflict Resolution

Ten Credits 

  1. Community Studies II: Community Development and Principles and Practice
  2. Citizenship Studies II: Social Ethics, Rights and Equality
  3. Social Psychology and Group Dynamics
  4. Creative Interventions: Theory and Practice
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Year 3

Five Credits 

  1. Creative Studies
  2. Economic and Social Analysis

Ten Credits 

  1. Community Studies III: Community Development
  2. Citizenship Studies III: Ethnicity, Integration and Development
  3. Media Studies
  4. Political Philosophy
  5. Research Methods
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Year 4

Five Credits 

  1. Disability Studies
  2. Youth and Community Studies

Ten Credits 

  1. Community Studies IV: Sustainability and Community Resilience 
  2. Citizenship Studies IV: Globalisation and Social Movements
  3. Management & Leadership: Theory and Practice Religion, Conflict and Peace
  4. Dissertation and Seminar
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Course Details

Programme Code: PC405

Duration: 4 Years

Level: 8