BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies In Social Care

Carlow College
Carlow, Ireland
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 25,704
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 34,272

Entry Requirements

  • Relevant recognised qualifications.



  • Communication & People Skills
  • Creative Studies (Music)
  • Principles & Practices of Social Care I
  • Sociology
  • Government Politics & Policy
  • Psychology I
  • General Ethics


  • Communications & Self Development Skills
  • Principles & Practices of Social Care II
  • Practice Placement
  • Legal Studies
  • Irish Social Policy
  • Social Psychology & Group Dynamics
  • Child & Family Perspectives: Theory & Practice
  • Creative Interventions: Theory & Practice

Stage III

  • Communications & Counselling Skills
  • Principles & Practices of Social Care III
  • Placement II
  • Disability Studies
  • Contemporary Issues in Irish Social Policy
  • Abnormal & Clinical Psychology
  • Legal Studies II
  • Research Method

Stage 4 is an add-on honours year which broadens the scope of students’ understanding of Social Care Theory and Practice, and further develops their problem solving and analytical skills. On the successful completion of the fourth year, graduates are ready to enter the Social Care field, professionally qualified, competent, emotionally mature and capable of taking on leadership roles. The key modules include professional practice, social research, sociology, psychology, social policy, law and ethics. There is also a strong focus on the use of creative tools to develop the students’ own imaginative responses to social problems and issues.

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