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Applied Social Care (Hons)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

48 months
6950 EUR/year
819 EUR/year
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This Applied Social Care (Hons) programme at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology prepares students to develop honest, caring and supportive relationships with the more vulnerable people in our communities.


We live in challenging times and so many different groups of people need care and support in our community. The homeless, unemployed, people with special needs, children, teenagers and older people. 

Would you like to be part of a team who support those in need? If so, this is the Applied Social Care (Hons) programme at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology for you.

Career Opportunities

The career opportunities for the Social Care Worker is vast and varied, the areas of employment include:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Community & Voluntary organisations
  • Supporting the older person at times of vulnerability
  • Supporting young people and adolescents
  • Supporting those in residential care
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Addiction services
  • Traveller Groups
  • Childcare services
  • Working with individuals or the broader community

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • PC Apps
  • Intro to Social Care
  • Exploring Values 
  • Intro to Sociology 
  • Invitation to Psychology 
  • Intro to Law 
  • Reflective Personal Development
  • Group Activities for Social Care Practitioners 
  • Intercultural Studies 
  • Creativity in Social Care 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


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

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  • 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.

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.

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