Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Joint Major: Sociology and Politics
The course lets you examine our society, its structure, its organisations, and ask questions around the complexities of this social world. Dividing your time between sociology and politics, you develop an in-depth understanding of the social forces that create and sustain the political and social world and the inequity that exists within these structures.
Both subjects are exciting, thought-provoking and challenging to us as individuals and members of the wider society.
Dr John Pender of IT Sligo at the launch of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Majors: Sociology and Politics
|Social Sciences||SG 248||Honours Degree Abinitio|
*New Common Points Scale
The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.
Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.
Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:
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Indicative points of 300 required in addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements outlined below:
Leaving Certificate: a minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades including English/Irish at O6/H7 and Maths at F2/O6/H7.
QQI FE: Any Major award with a minimum of 3 Distinctions and a pass in C20139, 5N1833, C20174, C20175 or LCE Maths.
Other School Leaving Certificate Examinations: Candidates holding alternative examinations such as A Levels or other international qualifications should contact the admissions office at email@example.com
Mature students: A number of places are reserved for mature candidates who must be 23 years or over in the year of application. For further information contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the transferable skills that such a programme supports graduates are expected to pursue a wide range of careers in
- Advocacy roles
- Non-Government Organisations
- Public sector jobs
- Community development
- Social policy
- National and local government
- Teaching, following additional post-graduate study.
In addition, those with arts degree skills continue to find employment within the Business and Technology sectors where grandaunts’ interdisciplinary levels of knowledge and skills are consistently sought after.
What are my further study opportunities?
On successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply to the taught L9 MA in Social Care and Social Justice in IT Sligo based on holding a minimum H2.2 and successful completion of a designated selection process. Candidates also have the option to proceed to an L9 Masters by Research.
The Joint Majors emphasis on the Teaching Council of Ireland’s registration requirements for Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE) subject delivery, ensures that the degree supports the student body to apply to undertake a level 9 programme to become second level teachers.
It is expected that a large number of graduates will apply to progress to the Masters in Education, Masters in Social Justice, Masters in Politics, Masters in Equality Studies.
What subjects will I study?
|Sociology of Everyday Life||05|
|Key Issues in Sociology: Inequality and social exclusion||05|
|Policy Making & the Policy Process||10|
|Community Project [E]||05|
|Introductory Macroeconomics for Business [E]||05|
|French Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]||05|
|Contemporary Sociological Theory||10|
|Gender and Sexuality||05|
|Political and civic engagement and active citizenship||05|
|Race, Ethnicity and Migration||05|
|Culture, Comparison and Context||05|
|Understanding Sociological Research||05|
|Active Politics Placement||05|
|Community Development & Local Government||05|
|Orchestrating the European Union||05|
|Research Methods: Joint Majors Sociology and Politics Strand||05|
|Health, the Body and Society||05|
|Sociology of Childhood and Family -JMP||05|
|Globalisation, International Relations and Human Rights||10|
|The Politics of Diversity||05|
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.
Who do I contact?
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510