You are very welcome to UCD's BSocSc Social Science undergraduate programme information
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.
In many cases, the two main schools delivering the programme will be your first calling point for academic and administrative queries:
- UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice for queries relating to Social Policy modules
- UCD School of Sociology for queries relating to Sociology modules.
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- Programme Information for new BSocSc Social Policy and Sociology degree (DN750) here
- No Stage 1 information is available for DN550 programme.
Study Supports: Library Guides by Social Sciences Subject
- BSocSc Social Science Stage 2, 2018/19: programme information, core and option modules
- UCD Module Timetable 2018/19
- If you are repeating modules this year, please contact the Social Sciences Office to ensure your registration can be completed.
- Have you chosen your subject pathways for Stage 2 yet? If you would like advice or have any questions, please contact the Social Sciences Office.
Building Up Volunteer Hours for MSocSc Social Work?
- UCD In The Community: Volunteering Opportunities on and off campus
Thinking About Study Abroad in Stage 3?
Visit the UCD International Office website about information sessions this semester.
GPA Calculation for DN550 BSocSc Social Science | Accurate for 2018-19
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 degree GPA values are classified into the broad classes such as first-class honours and so on. Your final degree GPA and classification will be based on your performance in certain stages depending on your course. 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. However, Stage 1 results are a component in applications to study abroad.
The box below demonstrates how a final degree GPA for BSocSc Social Science is calculated when a you complete your degree.
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During your time in UCD, you may opt for Study Abroad opportunities in Stage 3, therefore adding a year to your degree. The University's regulations on calculation of GPA when an additional year is added to a degree for Study Abroad are currently under review. Please check this site in September 2019 for more information on GPA calculation if you wish to study abroad in Stage 3 of your degree.
If you are already undertaking or have completed a year of study abroad and wish to be advised on your GPA calculation, please contact the Social Sciences through this link: Query Form