Course Details

Available:
Part-Time
Duration:
4 years
Award:
Undergraduate
Qualification:
NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Dr Carmel Hannan
Address: Room F1007
Department of Sociology
University of Limerick
Limerick
Email: carmel.hannan@ul.ie Telephone: 061 202076

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Brief Description

This programme is delivered via Blended Learning to mature students wishing to take these subjects to degree level outside of the traditional daytime mode. As a result, students will be able to take a programme that will more closely meet their educational and lifestyle choices. The programme offers the option of a diploma after two years or an honours degree after successful completion of four years.

This programme is delivered via Blended Learning to mature students wishing to take these subjects to degree level outside of the traditional daytime mode. As a result, students will be able to take a programme that will more closely meet their educational and lifestyle choices. The programme offers the option of a diploma after two years or an honours degree after successful completion of four years.

Orientation in information technology, word processing, note-taking, study skills, and in how to use library and information resources, is provided by way of support to students.

The academic aims of the programme are to encourage evaluation of Irish society in a wider European context including historical development and perspectives, political institutions and ideology, sociological perspectives on socio-economic change and social reality. The programme will also develop critical skills in the reading of modern literature and an understanding of English literature; it will enhance research skills and the acquisition of analytical tools in the collection and analysis of qualitative information and quantitative data. On successful completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the main principles underpinning at least three of the five subjects available through the programme: Politics and International Relations; History; Law; Sociology; English Literature.

Year

Semester 1

3 taught modules from:

Semester 2

3 taught modules from:

Year_1
  • HI4091 The Structures & Institutions of Medieval Society
  • PO4051 Introduction to Politics & International Relations 1
  • SO4091 Introduction to Sociology
  • CU4011 Early Modern Literature
  • LA4101 Law of Evidence (ONLINE)
  • HI4192 Sources for History
  • PO4052 Introduction to Politics & International Relations 2
  • SO4032 Introduction to Sociology 2
  • EH4063 Augustan and Romantic Literature
  • LA4132 Human Rights Law (ONLINE)

 

 

Semester 3

3 taught modules from:

Semester 4

3 taught modules from:

Year_2
  • HI4193 Early Modern Europe and Ireland
  • PO4093 International Relations
  • SO4903 Introduction to Social Research Methods
  • CU4093 Victorian Texts and Contexts
  • LA4061 Crime and Criminal Justice (ONLINE)
  • HI4194 Europe: Enlightment and Revolution 1688 - 1815
  • PO4094 Comparative European Politics
  • SO4094 Sociological Theory
  • CU4094 Literary Modernism
  • LA4112 Criminal Procedure (ONLINE)
 

Semester 5

3 taught modules from:

Semester 6

2 taught modules + FYP:

Year 3
  • HI4195 Ireland: 1750-1850
  • PO4095 Government & Politics in Europe
  • SO4007 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research
  • CU4095 Irish Literary Revival
  • LA4081 Family Law (ONLINE)
  • HI4196 Europe: Society and Governance: 1890-1990
  • PO4096 Government & Politics in Ireland
  • SO4096 Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
  • CU4096 After the Revival: Studies in Modern Irish Poetry
  • LA4142 Constitutional Law - Fundamental Rights (ONLINE)
  • CU4016 Final Year Project
 

Semester 7

3 taught modules from:

Semester 8

2 taught modules + FYP:

Year 4
  • HI4195 Ireland: 1750-1850
  • PO4095 Government & Politics in Europe
  • SO4007 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research
  • CU4095 Irish Literary Revival
  • LA4081 Family Law (ONLINE)
  • HI4196 Europe: Society and Governance: 1890-1990
  • PO4096 Government & Politics in Ireland
  • SO4096 Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
  • CU4096 After the Revival: Studies in Modern Irish Poetry
  • LA4142 Constitutional Law - Fundamental Rights (ONLINE)
  • CU4016 Final Year Project

 

Applicants to this degree programmes are welcome from all backgrounds. UL encourages applications from adults who may not have completed second level education. Selection for places on the course is based on the individual’s ability to commit to, complete and benefit from the course as demonstrated by application and interview. riteria such as life and work experience, evidence of prior academic experience, and the range of the applicant’s interests are taken into account. It may not be possible to offer places to applicants in any one year as there is a minimum number of students required to run the course.

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

  • Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
  • Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
  • A copy of your most recent CV.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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Graduate Testimonial

 

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Dr. Margaret Kennedy, Evening BA 2004-2008 - Prior to learning about UL's Evening BA, I believed there were few if any opportunities available to me to pursue further education. I was working full-time while raising 2 young boys and would not have been able to give up my work to return to education. The structure of the Evening BA, however, allowed me to continue working full-time. Attending college as a mature student also allowed me the opportunity to pursue a degree program that I would not have been accepted on based on my previous academic record. 
I studied Politics, History, and Sociology. The small class size, coupled with dedicated tutors and engaged classmates resulted in a great learning experience. It was only later working as a lecturer where I taught larger classes that I fully appreciated the opportunity we had in our small class. Our tutors were always accessible and went above and beyond to support each student. 
While studying sociology, I developed a deep interest in culture and the reproduction of social inequality, which led me to pursue a Master's degree in Social Research Methods and a PhD in Sociology all at the University of Limerick. Indeed, the high number of my classmates that chose to undertake postgraduate degrees bears testament to the quality of the Evening BA.
I lectured in UL's Sociology department from 2011 to 2016. In 2017, leveraging the skills and competencies acquired in my studies in UL, I started a consultancy business and now work with a portfolio of global clients on culture development and organisational design. 
To anyone who is interested in returning to education, I would not hesitate in recommending the University of Limerick's Evening BA Course.