Progression from QQI-FET Social Sciences

Social Sciences students explore society and how people behave as individuals and in groups. You will gain a deep understanding of each subject you choose to study and develop real-world skills in research, communication and leadership. You may additionally apply for an internship, or study abroad for a year or a semester. You will learn to analyse, criticise and challenge beliefs and assumptions - including your own.

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How do I get in by this route?

UCD Social Sciences welcomes applications from QQI-FET award holders. You must have a minimum of 5 distinctions to be eligible. If there are more applicants than available places admission will be competitive based on your FET score (see CAO website for details of FET scoring).

What awards are acceptable?

Pass in one of the following QQI-FET awards with distinctions (80% or better) in a minimum of 5 modules:

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Level 5 Awards  
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M2181 Applied Social Studies
5M2468 Business Administration
5M2102 Business Studies
5M2786 Community Care
5M3050 Community Development
5M4468 Community Health Services
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
5M2071 Contact Centre Operations
5M5048 / 5M2155 Creative Media
5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
5M0828 eBusiness
5M3635 Education and Training
5M5267 Food Science
5M3114 General Studies / Liberal Arts
5M1995 Graphic Design
5M4339 Healthcare Support
5M2067 Information Processing
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M2111 International Trade
5M2464 Journalism
5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
5M2073 Language and European Studies
5M3789 Legal Studies
5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
5M2069 Marketing
5M5162 Media Engineering
5M0528/ 5M18518 Media Production
5M2146 Multimedia Production
5M2011 Music
5M4349 Nursing Studies
5M1997 Office Administration
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M2105 Retail Practice
5M0529 Software Development
5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
5M4732 Youth Work

Level 6 Awards  
6M5013 Administration
6M3618 Arts Administration
6M5149 Broadcasting
6M4985 Business
6M3674 Community Development
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
6M20496 Digital Media Production
6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
6M4978 Health Service Supervisory Management Skills
6M2263 Inclusive Education and Training
6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
6M4749 Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
6M4587 Management
6M5130 Media Production
6M4385 Retail Management
6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
6M0691 Software Development
6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
6M2382 Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
6M5012 Tourism and Business

What modules are required?

No specific modules are required so long as you have obtained the award with a minimum of 5 distinctions.

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive amongst eligible applicants based on QQI-FET scoring.


All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university