Welcome to UCD's BSc Social Sciences DN700 (programme code BHSOC010)

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 desk if you have any questions.

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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.
Information For Stage 1 BSc Social Sciences students:

Study Supports:

Relevant to Planning your Stage 2:

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.
Information For Stage 2 BSc Social Sciences students:

Study Supports:

Relevant to Planning your Stage 3 and 4:

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.

Experiential Learning

Stage 3 of your BSc Social Sciences programme contains many unique opportunities including Experiential Learning; BSc Social Sciences Stage 3 Guide to Experiential Learning in UCD.

Erasmus and Exchange Opportunities

More details are available in this section to guide you through your Erasmus and Exchange opportunities to study abroad during your degree.

Internships

Please find more information on DN700 Internships here.

Registration Guidelines

Please find more information on registering for study abroad/internships here.

Stage 4 allows you to move more in depth into your subject of choice with a greater focus on a wide range of option modules.  Many Stage 4 modules highlight the crucial role of research in the Social Sciences. You will learn how to recognise the features of high-quality research in the social sciences. You will also learn more about the role of theory in social science research. By the end of Stage 4 you will have learned how to identify how research skills can be applied/ are relevant in the workplace and other settings outside of academia.

In Stage 4 you must select 50 credits from you major/minor. Your final 10 credits can be taken by elective modules or you can choose additional modules from your major/minor.   

PPE Stage 4: the opportunity to drop a subject 

Stage 4 offers two pathways for PPE students.

(i) They can continue with all three subjects. Students must select 10-20 credits in each subject, adding up to 50 credits in total. The remaining 10 credits are electives.

(ii) They can continue with only two subjects. Students must select 20-30 credits in each subject, adding up to 50 credits in total. The remaining 10 credits are electives.

Note: all Level 3 Politics modules are worth 10 credits. Students are permitted, as part of their Stage 4 requirements, to enroll in one 5-credit Level 2 Politics module from a list of eligible modules.

Although completing the degree in only two subjects, students will still be awarded a BSc degree in “Philosophy, Politics and Economics.”

Students will make their choice of pathway upon registration for Stage 4 in August.

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. 
 
The BSc Social Sciences has 4 Stages.  Stages 2, 3 and 4 will each count towards your GPA.
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.
 
For further detail on how your degree GPA is calculated, please see our BSc Social Sciences GPA Information page

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