B.A. On Campus

Applied Social Care (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
6950 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The BA Applied Social Care (Hons) degree from the Atlantic Technological University is designed to enable graduates to make the world a better place for everyone, by empowering and enabling people, and by correcting the social injustices that exist in today's society. 


In the Applied Social Care (Hons) degree from the Atlantic Technological University. you will learn about the multiple causes of social oppression and ways of working with people with a variety of needs so they can be healthy, resilient and free contributors to a caring society.

Social care is about liberating people to achieve a better world. This degree is underpinned by an educational philosophy based on dialogue and lived experience. We have a dedicated full-time placement coordinator who works closely with students to ensure the best possible placement experience. The small class sizes help enrich students’ understanding of what is involved in an authentic and therapeutic relationship driven by a person-centred approach toward independence and care.

Career Opportunities

Students may choose to work in a variety of diverse fields such as:

  • Disability Services

  • Residential Care

  • Family Support and Youth

  • Mental Health Services

  • Community & Voluntary Organisations

  • Homeless Services

  • Care Leavers

  • Advocacy

  • Public Sector Organisations

Social Care Work is now regulated by CORU under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. Students who wish to use the professional title of 'Social Care Worker' must register with CORU after completing their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reflective Personal Development
  • Group Activities for Social Care Practitioners
  • Pedagogical Practice and Social Care
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Professional Practice and Communication Skills in Applied Social Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Applied Social Care (Hons)
Atlantic Technological University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!