The Bachelor of Social Science Programme Board seeks to support students, progressing through their taught programme, in achieving their potential in a timely manner. Completion of the BSocSc programme normally takes 3 academic years (or 4 years for the BSocSc International programme). The Board recognises that sometimes unforeseen extenuating circumstances may arise during a student’s programme. The Continuation and Readmission Policy and Procedures outline the interventions in place, designed to support student progression through to completion of their programme of study in a timely manner. Students are encouraged to avail of supports and guidance available to them at UCD, as required. 

Intervention 1- where a student fails more than 10 credits in a semester: Student is requested to attend a meeting with the Deputy Associate Dean of Social Science highlighting supports available.

Intervention 2 – where a student fails more than 10 credits in a second semester: Student is requested to attend another meeting with the Deputy Associate Dean and the expectations of the Programme Board are re-iterated.

Intervention 3 – where a student fails more than 10 credits in a third semester: Student is advised that if a subsequent semester has more than 10 failed credits they will be referred to the Academic Council Committee on Student Conduct and Capacity in relation to Continuation and Readmission.

Dr Michael Rush

Deputy Associate Dean of Social Science