Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
You are interested in people and societies, and how they have been shaped by ideas, places, events and the world around them.
You would like to develop key skills in understanding social data and processes and acquire cutting edge tools for the analysis of data in the increasingly complex, information technology era.
You are interested in applying the knowledge gained in the pursuit of a social science degree to gain a better and critical understanding of communities and the societies in which they live.
Why Study Social Sciences at UL?
With world-class experts in all nine subjects, UL is at the centre of social science research in Ireland. The Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences is designed to bring students and scholars together, with an advanced curriculum designed to integrate teaching with the latest research.
The Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences emphasizes interdisciplinary study, allowing students to combine three disciplines. This is combined with a core in data science, emphasizing issues of data literacy, techniques of data collection and data management, and tools for collecting or harvesting data from virtual spaces. Students will also have an opportunity to undertake individual research in the social sciences, under the supervision of a discipline expert.
Students will also be presented with the opportunity to learn in a work environment during their Cooperative Education Placement and study abroad at a partner institution overseas as part of UL’s award-winning Erasmus and Exchange programme. Each of these off-campus experiences provide excellent opportunities for growth and valuable opportunities for practical workplace-based skill building as well as exposure to new intercultural and social environments.