Choose Your Career Pathway

Below, our students share their experiences on the three different pathways

If you are interested in exploring how societies, communities and families work and wish to make a difference to the world, affect cultural change, contribute to public service or corporate responsibility, then this course is for you. The BSocSc in Social Policy and Sociology, CAO code DN750, gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the different pathway options in year one, meaning no prior knowledge or experience is required. You will study compulsory modules that will give you an insight into the subjects of Social Policy and Sociology.  In  year two, you get to decide from one of the following three pathways suited to your career goals:

Social Work and Social Professions

This pathway provides you with a strong foundation for professional social work or social service careers, in addition to careers in Counselling, Social Care Management, and the Probation Service.

Below, Jayson gives an overview of the kind of experience you can expect as part of this option.

Society and Public Service

You will be introduced to statistics for social policy, social policy topics covering a wide range of social services and modules in public sociology. This pathway prepares you for a wide range of Master’s programmes and employment in public services, NGOs, community development, youth work, social enterprise and public policy advocacy.

Below, Rita gives an overview of the kind of experience you can expect as part of this option.


Work, Organisations and People

You will combine social policy and sociology with modules from organisational psychology and industrial relations. This pathway prepares you for study in a wide range of human organisation orientated Master’s programmes and employment in business and personnel management, industrial relations, marketing and corporate responsibility and governance.

Below, Nicola gives an overview of the kind of experience you can expect as part of this option.