Are you open-minded and pragmatic, and interested in supporting others to reach their full potential through support, advocacy, and guidance? Do you want to develop the skills needed to work with vulnerable people? In this program, you’ll learn about your own strengths and the most effective ways to work with people using social care services. You’ll develop strong interpersonal skills, empathy, reflection, effective communication skills, and the ability to work in a team.
Subjects include psychology, sociology, disability studies, social institutions, promoting health and well-being, social policy for social care, cultural diversity, legal studies, sociology, and the family, and personal and professional development.
Year 4 subjects include challenging behavior, leadership and supervision in social care practice, child protection, and management in social care practice. You can specialize in areas such as successful aging and social care practice, combating racism and cultural mediation, mental health and therapeutic interventions, and advocacy.
Work Placement: There are two 14-week work placements in Year 2, Semester 1, and Year 3, Semester 2.
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High School Diploma with CGPA of 2.4/4 plus successful completion of TU Dublin Foundation or another recognised pre-university foundation with relevant subjects 60% - 65% or High School Diploma with CGPA of 3.0/4 plus SAT score of 1090/1600 [Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 560, Math 530] OR ACT score of 21.There is an option to enter with successful completion of one year of a Bachelors Degree/Associate Degree with overall average of 2.8 GPA or above with relevant subjects at a recognised third-level or higher education institution in addition to completion of senior high school. This assessment will be on a case-by-case basis.
A charge of €3,000 is payable by each student to cover essential student services. European Union nationals attending full-time undergraduate courses are normally only required to pay the student contribution, otherwise EU nationals who are following a second or subsequent third-level course, depending on the type and duration of the previous course attended will be liable for the total annual fees. Garda Vetting through TU Dublin Required. Application deadline for EU students is February 1.
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning