In association with UCC, Cork College of Commerce night college is delighted to offer joint delivery of  Diploma in Social Studies in September 2024

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Important Notice: Course Registration Deadlines

Please take note of the following deadlines for this course:

Round One Application Deadline: Friday, May 31st, 2024

  • If the course fills by this deadline, there will be no round two application process. Early application is advisable as there are limited numbers of places for this course. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by this date to guarantee consideration.

Final Registration Deadline: August 31st, 2024

  • In the event that there are additional places available, round two applications will open. Round two applications will close on August 31st, 2024.

We highly recommend early application to secure your place in our courses.

Start Date :          September, 2024

Night:                  Tuesday
Time:                    7.00 – 10.00 pm
Cost:                       €990 per academic year
Duration:             Part-time, 2 years One evening per week & some Saturdays

Course Outline 

The Diploma in Social Studies is an interdisciplinary programme designed to introduce you to the social sciences. You will have an opportunity to study sociology, social policy, social psychology, social philosophy and economics. This diversity of disciplines allows you to develop a critical awareness of the key issues that impact on everyday life in contemporary society. In addition, the variety of topics introduced will equip you with the capacity for divergent thinking – a highly desirable attribute in the current economic climate.

In the second year of the course you will extend your knowledge of sociology, social policy, social philosophy and economics.

On successful completion of this programme you will have the opportunity to apply for entry into Year 2 of the full time undergraduate Bachelors degree in Social Science in University College Cork.

Modules Include:

Psychology as Science

Introduction to Economics

Introduction to Sociology

Exploring Irish Social Policy… and more!

Award:                  Diploma NFQ Level 7

Duration:             Part-time, 2 years One evening per week & some Saturdays

Classes will be held in Cork College of Commerce

Night:                Tuesday September, 2024.

Time:                  7.00 – 10.00 pm

Cost:                    €990 per academic year

Contact Details:

Programme Coordinator:  Eileen McBride

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Tel:                        + 353 21 490 4700


Programme Administrator: Siobhan Hosford

 +35321 490 4702

Pat O Donovan, Adult Education Director

Tel:                         +353 (0)21 422 2100