The scope of Social Studies as an area of study is vast. So, this course aims to introduce you to the basics which will hopefully ignite and motivate you to pursue a career or further study in one of its many career areas.
You will learn about individual human development, culture and diversity, the formation of our beliefs, values and our personal identity, how groups and institutions influence people’s everyday lives, addiction studies, power, authority, criminality and governance from historical to contemporary times.
The course will suit you if you wish to work with children or young people, older people, and marginalised groups in society.
Graduates can go on to study Community Development, Sociology, Psychology, Childcare and Youthwork, Political and Social Sciences
Erasmus + is a funded programme which gives a number of students on the Social Care Studies course the opportunity to work in another EU country as part of their work experience. View our European Work Experience page here.
Course Director: David Masterson
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Community Health Services 5M4468
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
Graduates may progress to the QQI Level 6 Social Studies or BTEC Social Care Diploma in Inchicore College or other FET colleges.
QQI 5M4468 Community Health Services major award may be used to apply to the CAO through the Higher Education Links Scheme to a broad range of courses across the Technological Universities and Universities including Social Studies, Social Care, Social Science, Psychology and Criminology, Sociology, Politics, Youth and Community Work
“I had just completed school and knew I was interested in the social care area. I was kind of nervous starting a new course but once I met all the teachers and got an introduction to the modules I was excited to start. I found the modules informative and interesting while the teachers were all very helpful and approachable.
An important part of the Social Studies course is the work placement, mine was in the area of intellectual disabilities, I found it rewarding and it confirmed this is where I wish to work in the future. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to study, or pursue a career in this area. After successfully graduating I progressed on to the HND in Social Care here in Inchicore College.”
Once I met all the teachers and got an introduction to the modules I was excited to start. I found the modules informative and interesting while the teachers were all very helpful and approachable.