You are very welcome to UCD's BSc Social Sciences DN700

Below you will find some updates and information specific to your degree. Please also check our Student and Academic Information section, or contact us in the Social Sciences office if you have any questions.

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Information For Stage 1 BSc Social Sciences students:

Study Supports:

Remember to check the rest of our website for some important information and supports!

  • Student and Academic Information gives you information and links to some of the most important policies, regulations and forms, such as Plagiarism guides, Fees and Financial Assistance, Extenuating Circumstances, choosing Elective modules and more.
  • Student Supports lists some of the many academic, pastoral, health and general supports we have in place to help you get the most from your time in UCD Social Sciences.

Relevant to Planning your Stage 2:

Your GPA is your Grade Point Average, and it is a measure of your academic performance, comprising GPA scores for all eligible modules (click here to see UCD's GPA scores for grades). The higher your GPA, the higher the quality of your degree.  In UCD, your final degree GPA and classification will be based on your performance in certain stages depending on your degree.  Some employers and many universities will make use of the GPA value itself.
While you must complete Stage 1 of your degree to progress, your grades from Stage 1 modules will not be used in computing your degree GPA. Your degree GPA and classification will be based on your performance in certain stages depending on your degree and what you study during it.
During your time in UCD, you may opt for Study Abroad and/or Internship opportunities in Stage 3. Study abroad and Internships do not count towards your GPA calculation, so where you participate in these opportunities during Stage 3, one semester OR both semesters can be grade neutral. 

All subjects in BSc Social Sciences DN700 

The table below demonstrates how a final degree GPA for BSc Social Sciences is calculated when you complete the degree without Study Abroad and without 30 credit Internship opportunities in Stage 3. 
4 Stages: No Internship, No Study Abroad  Weighting Equivalent%
Stage 1 - -
Stage 2 2 20%
Stage 3 3 30%
Stage 4 5 50%
Study Abroad and Internship opportunities in Stage 3 are GPA neutral. Further information about how your degree is calculated if you undertake one of these opportunities will be available in September 2019 on this website.