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BSocSc Social Science (DN550)

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:

Information For Stage 2 BSocSc Social Science students

Registration Support: 

Building Up Volunteer Hours for (opens in a new window)MSocSc Social Work?

In addition to the academic requirements for entry to the programme in UCD, applicants are expected to have been involved in relevant paid or volunteering experiences to demonstrate their commitment to a career in helping people: at least 250 hours of relevant paid or voluntary employment experience at the time of submitting your application. 

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  |  

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.

3 Stages: No Study Abroad  Weighting Equivalent%
Stage 1 - -
Stage 2 5 50%
Stage 3 5 50%

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

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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