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Social Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
Social Science program at the Maynooth University studies how human societies are organised, analysing the social forces that govern the world we live in and their impact on individuals, families, communities and countries. 
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Overview

Students learn about social professions such as social work, community work and youth work and analyse contemporary issues in society, especially Irish society - such as drugs, criminal justice, migration, ageing and inequality. 

The Social Science programme at the Maynooth University emphasises the study of applied social science through the subject Social Policy. This subject, which can only be taken through the BSocSc degree, is concerned with critical analysis of policies and practices in relation to human welfare and well-being.

Choose this degree if you are interested in

  • Social Policy – government and institutional policies in relation to human welfare and how human societies are organised;
  • Class, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age and disability;
  • Contemporary issues in society such as drugs, criminal justice, ageing and inequality;
  • The option of postgraduate study in social work, community work and youth work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Social Policy
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3415 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3415 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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