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Welcome Dublin Business School (DBS) specialises in the provision of career focused business and law education as well as the delivery of contemporary programmes in the areas of arts, marketing, social science, humanities and psychology. Visit our website: www.dbs.ie
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 1 Contents Why Choose DBS? 2 BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance 52 Application Information – BA (Hons) in Marketing 54 Entry Requirements and Next Steps 3 BA (Hons) in Marketing Entry Requirements Summary Table 6 (Digital Media and Cloud Computing Stream) 56 Career Services 8 BA (Hons) in Marketing Recent News 10 (Digital Media Stream) 56 Student Services 12 BA (Hons) in Marketing (Event Management Stream) 57 International Student Services 14 International Partnerships 16 BSc (Hons) in Computing 58 Library and Information Services – BSc (Hons) in Computing Supporting our students 19 (Cloud Computing) 59 Information Technology 20 BSc (Hons) in Computing (Data Analytics and Big Data) 60 BSc (Hons) in Computing School of Arts (Software Development) 60 BA in Social Studies 23 BSc (Hons) in Computing (Web and Mobile Computing) 60 BA (Hons) in Social Science 25 Bachelor of Business 61 BA (Hons) in Psychology (PSI accredited) 27 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 62 BA (Hons) in Film 29 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 64 BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care 31 Bachelor of Business in Information Technology 66 BA in Film and Media 33 Higher Certificate in Business 68 BA in Applied Social Care 34 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 69 Higher Certificate in Arts 36 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing 71 Higher Certificate in Sound Engineering and Music Production 38 BA (Hons) in Audio Production School of Law & Music Project Management 40 Bachelor of Law (Hons) LL.B 75 BA in Legal Studies 78 School of Business Higher Certificate in Legal Studies 81 BA (Hons) in Business 43 Higher Certificate in Legal and Business Studies 83 BA (Hons) in Business (HRM Stream) 45 BA (Hons) in Business (Law Stream) 45 Come Visit us 85 BA (Hons) in Business (Psychology Stream) 46 BA (Hons) in Business (Information Systems Stream) 46 BA (Hons) in Business (Cloud Computing Stream) 47 BA (Hons) in Business (Management Stream) 48 BA (Hons) in Business (Project Management Stream) 48 BA (Hons) in Financial Services 50
2 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Why Choose DBS? Wide Course Offering Recognition by Career-Focused Education DBS is Ireland’s largest independent Professional Bodies A degree from DBS will set you up for third level college, with over 9,000 DBS has professional accreditation your future career. In addition to the high students and an ability to deliver over and recognition attached to level academic and practical knowledge 100 accredited courses in the areas of programmes from global bodies such as and experience students will receive from Business, Arts, Law, Psychology and the Association of Chartered Certified our faculty, students can also avail of work Computing. In addition to the wide range Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered experience and internships (supported by of Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) Institute of Management Accounting the DBS Careers Service) enabling you to courses available, there are opportunities (CIMA) and from national organisations obtain real world experience throughout to progress from Higher Certificate (Level such as the Psychological Society of your course of study and be equipped 6) to Ordinary Bachelor Degree (Level 7) Ireland (PSI), the Law Society and the with a competitive advantage on and from Ordinary Bachelor Degree to Honorable Society of Kings’ Inns for graduation. All programmes are Honours Bachelor Degree. Solicitor and Barrister training. DBS was developed in collaboration with industry the first private college to be awarded which allows subject offerings to reflect PSI recognition on its Psychology degree opportunities emerging in cutting edge and now also offers a conversion- industries such as film, digital media and style Postgraduate Higher Diploma in cloud computing. Psychology which is also PSI accredited. Dedicated Student Global Student Success Services Department Accreditation Thousands of professional accountancy As students are the primary focus of All DBS courses through the CAO are students have passed their exams with the College it is only appropriate that awarded by Quality and Qualifications DBS over the past 44 years with they should have their own department. Ireland (QQI) which fits into the National over 1,000 achieving worldwide and The Student Services Department Framework of Qualification (NFQ) which national prizes and placings in the caters exclusively for our students’ was designed to create a single, easily global examinations of ACCA and CIMA. needs. One of the department’s main understood qualifications system for all roles is the facilitation of personal and levels of education and training in Ireland. academic development. In DBS academia City Centre Location is integrated with a stimulating social A mere two minute walk from St. scene and students participate annually Stephens Green, the Luas and all main in events such as Freshers’ Week, Rag bus routes, DBS is truly in the heart of Week as well as a wide range of clubs Dublin city. Our educational sites in the and societies. prime city centre locations of Aungier Street, South Great George’s Street and Balfe Street are all within a few minutes walking distance of each other and provide students with access to all of the infrastructure capabilities of a vibrant modern city. AWARDING BODIES AWARDS IN THE FRAMEWORK There are four classes of award in the National Framework of Qualifications: Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) makes awards in further and AWARDING BODIES higher education and training SEC - State Examinations Commission (Department of Education and Skills) AWARDSMajorIN THE Awards: named in FRAMEWORK the outer rings, are the principal class of awards made at a level There are four classes Minor of award Awards: areinforthe partialNational completionFramework of the outcomesofforQualifi a Major cations: Award Quality and Qualifi Institutes cations Ireland (QQI) makes awards in further and of Technology higher education Supplemental Awards: are for learning that is additional to a Major Award Universitiesand training Major Awards: namedAwards: in the outer rings, are the SEC - State Examinations Commission (Department of Education and Skills) Special Purpose are for relatively narrow or principal class purpose-specifi of awards made at a level c achievement Minor Awards: are for partial completion of the outcomes for a Major Award Institutes of Technology Supplemental Awards: are for learning that is additional to a Major Award Universities Special Purpose Awards: are for relatively narrow or purpose-specific achievement For further Information consult: www.nfq.ie www.QQI.ie ©QQI 2014 For further Information consult: www.nfq.ie www.QQI.ie ©QQI 2014
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 3 Additional Information Entry Requirements and Next Steps CAO Applicants graduate is eligible to apply for a place on final year of an ordinary degree or Leaving Certificate, FETAC, A-Level and second year of an honours degree in a all students completing school leaving cognate discipline – these guidelines exams are generally required to apply also apply to FETAC Level 6 and HND through the CAO where a CAO code graduates. Ordinary degree graduates is provided. Where a CAO code is not are eligible to apply for final year entry to provided students may apply directly to an honours degree in a cognate discipline. “I’m really enjoying the BA the college. If you have started or completed a third in Legal Studies in DBS and I level qualification already (Level 6 or plan to stay another year to Mature Applicants above) you may be eligible for advanced complete the LLB Bachelor Students who are applying to entry and you can contact the Admissions of Laws (Hons).” programmes as mature applicants Office for more information. will be required to be over the age of Louise Ordinaire, BA in Legal Studies and DBS Law Society Member 23 on 1st January in the year of entry. Students with Disabilities Mature students may apply through the DBS welcomes applicants with CAO or directly to the college. They are disabilities, and is keen to ensure not required to do both. Mature students who have applied through the CAO that all students experience equality are assessed on basis of age, educational should ensure that they have submitted of opportunity in reaching their standard and work experience to date. the relevant supplementary information educational potential. Any applicant form in addition to the application. with special needs should contact Transfer Applicants the College well in advance of course Direct applicants will also be required to complete a similar form if they disclose We welcome applications from transfer commencement to assess if their needs a disability on their application forms. students and process a large number can be addressed. At examination time, every year. Transfer applicants are candidates with special educational required to submit a completed requirements should apply to the Exams application form along with a complete Office for provision of facilities which set of academic transcripts in order to best enable them to demonstrate have the transfer request processed. their knowledge of the subject being Generally speaking, a Higher Certificate examined. Students with disabilities
4 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Entry Requirements Applicant Checklist and Next Step □ Normal CAO Application closes □ CAO Late Application open □ CAO Online Change of Mind ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FETAC Applicants open Minimum entry requirements for Honours Bachelor Degrees graduates of FETAC awards is a full □ CAO Change of Mind closes (Level 8) FETAC award at Level 5 on the NFQ □ Leaving Certificate starts and which includes a Distinction Leaving Certificate grade in at least three modules. A □ Leaving Certificate Results Under the new Common Points Scale, full FETAC award normally consists which was introduced in 2017, applicants of eight modules. A record of □ First Round Offers must obtain a minimum of 2H5’s and 4 O6/ achievement/component certificate H7, including a language. Some degree □ Second Round Offers does not meet minimum entry programmes will also require a minimum standards. FETAC Level 5 awards □ Registration Week of O6/H7 in Maths. Please see individual will be accepted in any discipline. course entry requirements for further Further details can be obtained □ Terms starts details. from the Admissions Office. □ Fresher’s Week A-Levels/GCSE Applicants must obtain a minimum of four Ordinary Bachelor Degrees GCSE passes at grade C or higher plus (Level 7)/Higher Certificate (Level 6) Points Calculation two A-level passes at grade C or higher. Selection of CAO applicants will be made Some programmes will require Maths and Leaving Certificate on the basis of points. Your points will be English or another language (or both). Leaving Certificate Applicants must calculated by adding together the points obtain a minimum of grade O6/H7 in scored in the best of six subjects in a BTEC five subjects, including a language. single sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Students applying for any Honours Some programmes also require a The results of two sittings at Leaving Degree programme must have obtained minimum of a grade O6/H7 in Maths. Certificate (or equivalent examination) a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma can be combined for the purposes of in a cognate area. A-Levels/GCSE meeting the subject requirements for Applicants must obtain a minimum of minimum entry. DBS currently awards four GCSE passes at grade C or higher bonus points for Honours maths plus one A-level pass. Some programmes students. Please note that bonus points will require Maths and English or another will only apply where Maths is counted language (or both). as one of the best six subjects for the applicant. BTEC Students applying for any Ordinary Points Calculation Grid Degree or Higher Certificate must Applicants can use their link module have obtained a minimum of a BTEC for points allocation as one of their six National Diploma in a cognate area. subjects for the purpose of calculating points and it will therefore count as a FETAC Applicants passing subject. “After our lectures have The minimum entry requirement finished for the day, some for graduates of FETAC awards is a LCVP Link Modules of us will go down to the full FETAC award in any discipline. Distinction 66 library and work on our A full FETAC Level 5 award normally Merit 46 assignments or study what consists of eight modules. A record of Pass 28 we have been covering in achievement/component certificate lectures that week. There does not meet minimum entry standards. is a lot of reading involved Further details can be obtained from A-Level in my course but when it’s the Admissions Office. A* 180 such interesting subject A 150 matter I don’t mind a bit.” All applicants presenting other B 130 qualifications should contact Emma Flanagan, BA (Hons) the Admissions Office directly to C 100 in Psychology discuss their eligibility criteria. D 65 E 45
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 5 Grades and Common Points Scale Grade (%) Points Grade (%) Points H1 (90-100) 100 H2 (80
6 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Entry Requirements Summary Table School of Arts Application Title Level Entry Requirements Awarding Duration Procedure of Body Award CAO DB510 BA (Hons) in Audio Production 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths and QQI 3 Years & Music Project Management English or another Language CAO DB527 BA (Hons) Applied Social Care 8 2H5 + 4 06/H7 to include Maths QQI 4 Years and English or another language CAO DB528 BA Applied Social Care 7 506/H7 to include Maths and QQI 3 Years English or another language CAO DB534 Higher Certificate in Sound Engineering & 6 506/H7 to include Maths and QQI 2 Years Music Production English or another language. CAO DB562 BA (Hons) in Psychology 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB563 Higher Certificate in Arts* 6 5 O6/H7, to include English or another QQI 2 Years language CAO DB566 BA (Hons) in Social Science 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB567 BA (Hons) in Film* 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include English QQI 3 Years or another language CAO DB575 BA in Social Studies 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths and English or QQI 3 Years another Language CAO DB576 BA in Film & Media* 7 5 O6/H7, to include English QQI 3 Years or another language School of Business & Law Application Title Level Entry Requirements Awarding Duration Procedure of Body Award CAO DB500 BSc (Hons) Computing 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths (H7/O5) & QQI 4 years English or another language CAO DB501 BSc (Hons) Computing (Cloud Computing) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths (H7/O5) & QQI 4 years English or another language CAO DB502 BSc (Hons) Computing (Data Analysis 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths (H7/O5) & QQI 4 years and Big Data) English or another language CAO DB503 BSc (Hons) Computing (Software 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths (H7/O5) & QQI 4 years Development) English or another language CAO DB504 BSc (Hons) Computing (Web & Mobile 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths (H7/O5) & QQI 4 years Computing) English or another language CAO DB512 BA (Hons) in Business 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths & English QQI 3 Years or another language
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 7 School of Business & Law Application Title Level Entry Requirements Awarding Duration Procedure of Body Award CAO DB513 Higher Certificate In Business 6 5O6/H7, to include Maths & English or QQI 2 Years another language CAO DB514 BA (Hons) in Business (Law) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths & English QQI 3 Years or another language CAO DB515 BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB516 BA (Hons) in Financial Services 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB517 BA (Hons) in Marketing (Event Management) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB518 BA (Hons) in Marketing (Digital Media) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB521 BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB522 Higher Certificate In Business in Accounting 6 5O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 2 Years & English or another language CAO DB524 BA (Hons) in Business (Information Systems) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB525 BA (Hons) in Marketing 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years (Digital Media & Cloud Computing) & English or another language CAO DB526 BA (Hons) in Business (Cloud Computing) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB531 BA (Hons) in Marketing 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB533 Higher Certificate In Business in Marketing 6 5O6/H7 to include Maths QQI 2 Years & English or another language CAO DB568 Bachelor of Laws (Hons)* LL.B 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include English QQI 3 Years CAO DB569 BA (Hons) in Business (Psychology) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB571 Bachelor of Business Studies 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB572 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB573 Bachelor of Business in Marketing 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language CAO DB574 Bachelor of Business in Information 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years Technology & English or another language CAO DB580 Higher Certificate in Legal Studies* 6 5 O6/H7, to include English QQI 2 Years CAO DB581 Higher Certificate in Legal & Business 6 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 2 Years Studies & English or another language CAO DB582 BA in Legal Studies* 7 5 O6/H7, to include English QQI 3 Years CAO DB583 BA in Legal & Business Studies 7 5 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language Direct BA (Hons) in Business (Management) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language Direct BA (Hons) in Business (Project Management) 8 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths QQI 3 Years & English or another language QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland Dublin Business School reserves the right to alter or withdraw any of the * Please note that Maths is not an entry requirement on these modules or programmes described in this document. While every effort programmes. has been made to ensure the information contained in this document is correct, the College is not liable for any errors or omissions. All programmes are run subject to demand.
8 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Career Services Career Services Dublin Business School creates graduates who are able to realise their full potential, are attractive to employers and are ready for employment. Through strong links with employers we understand what attributes industry are looking for and we prepare our students to meet these needs. The Careers Hub Careers Services are delivered through a dedicated team of Careers Coaches in the DBS Careers Hub. This is a new approach to providing Careers Advice and support among Irish third level Institutions. Through innovations such as Top Skills Employers Seek specific careers pathways, 24/7 access, and the use of technology to deliver workshops and seminars, the team bring 1 2 3 4 5 students and employers together, and Communication Motivation Teamwork Problem Initiative/Ability to Work Under are instrumental in our graduates building Skills Solving Pressure Skills successful careers in companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Accenture Hubspot, Version 1 and many others. Careers Hub Check out our dedicated careers website for more information https://students. Weekly online and classroom workshops dbs.ie/dbs-student-services/dbs- Job advertising and matching careers with students ‘Like’ DBS on facebook: One to one student meetings and advice www.facebook.com/ Personal career development weeks DublinBusinessSchool Company visits Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/dbscollege Guest lecture series Innovation sprints Share on Instagram: Internships and placements www.instagram.com/ where applicable dbscollege/ Interview preparation Find us on Snapchat: Video interview preparation @DBScollege Specific International student Careers Supports. Alumni talks and workshops Further study advice
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 9 “90% of DBS Undergraduates are in employment or further education within 6 months of graduation”* * Source – DBS First Destinations Survey 2018
10 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Recent News Guest Lecture Series – Jameson and Aer Rianta International DBS were delighted to host two guest lectures on campus recently. Michelle Corbette (Marketing Director at Aer Rianta International) joined staff and students to give a presentation and deliver some real industry insights to our eager attendees. We also welcomed John Carroll, Project Director at Jameson, to the college who gave a fascinating talk on his transformation of the Jameson Brand Stories which he is presenting all over the world. The Guest Lecture Series is a wonderful opportunity to connect with industry and learn directly from leaders in business. Pendulum Summit BA (Hons) Marketing with Event Management students were given the opportunity to work at one of this year’s most prominent events, the Pendulum Summit at the CCD. DBS Careers Week Fintech Bridge The students got to organise the The Career Fairs present students DBS hosted the Fintech Ireland & event set-up, manage aspects of the with a fantastic opportunity to meet Fintech Atlanta, Fintech Bridge event. Pendulum Summit live social media with employers in person and discuss The founders of both Fintech Ireland for the event, as well as run the event potential job opportunities as well as and Fintech Atlanta gave an introduction registration and VIP features. hand out CV’s. Many of our past students to their organisations and the Fintech Speakers at the Pendulum Summit have secured full-time positions from ecosystems in both communities were included Richard Branson, Jo Malone attending the fairs in previous years and it discussed. Guests were then given MBE and Paul O’Connell, as well as remains an integral part of the academic insights from companies who had over 7,000 attendees. calendar. started in Atlanta and set up offices in Ireland, as well as Irish companies who Internationally Streamed had set up their base in Atlanta. Panel discussions were also held on Brexit and Live Course Venture Capital funding. The event was In February 2019 DBS partnered with very well received by all who attended leading data science training provider the event, both in person and online. Metis on the college’s first internationally 6 Fintech start-up companies battled delivered live online course, a machine it out on the night to win the amazing learning module taught live in Dublin prize of an all-expenses paid trip to a by Metis’s New York City data science Fintech Company in Atlanta along with experts. introductions to the Atlanta Fintech community.
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 11 DBS Basketball DBS Double Intervarsity DBS Soccer Champions – Intervarsity Champions 2019 Cricket Champions 2019 – Three in a row! In case you missed it… DBS were Double Champs! The DBS Men’s soccer team won the crowned 2019 Intervarsity Champions DBS are the Irish Intervarsity Champions 2019 CFAI Challenge Cup Final with a hard of the Men’s Basketball Division 1. DBS for 2019, making history as the first team fought 1-0 victory over GTI Galway. The defeated reigning champions NUIG with a to hold both titles simultaneously! A huge Connacht side proved to be challenging 76-68 point victory at the National Indoor congratulations to our Men’s Cricket Club opponents, dominating much of the first Arena in Blanchardstown. It was a thrilling who remained unbeaten throughout the half, but the Dublin side fought hard to final for all present, with our intervarsity entire 2019 campaign to win both the secure the lead and keep GTI at bay. team proudly continuing the DBS legacy Indoor Intervarsity Weekend in Belfast of outstanding sporting success. This marks Dublin Business School’s third and the Trevor West Intervarsity Trophy in consecutive year acquiring competition UCC too. These victories crowned off an Well done to the whole team! silverware, having won the Eustace Cup exceptional year of sporting success. for the previous two years. A number Congratulations to everyone involved! of the current squad were involved in all three cup final victories, showing the ongoing strength in sports success throughout our college. Go Champs!
12 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Student Services Welcome to DBS The first 100 days… u Surfing and Water Sports and College Life! Your first 100 days are critical to adapting u Cycling The transition from school to third level and thriving in college. In DBS we have u Go-Carting education is a massive and sometimes developed a programme which, through physical and on-line resources, allows u Hillwalking difficult step in everybody’s life. It is a time of excitement and anticipation, you to fully adapt to college life. This is a u Orienteering but also of trepidation and anxiety. The cross college collaboration, with Student u Swimming Student Experience Team is committed Experience, Lecturers, Library, Student Union and Careers providing the tools u Rock Climbing to supporting you on this journey and ensuring that your first year in College is and support to help you at the start of u Table Tennis a success. Our objective is to ensure you your college journey. A good start is half u Pool have an outstanding student experience the work, and we will guide and assist you through your first 13 weeks in DBS. u Archery and to promote a DBS community and culture that is focused on your u Dodgeball wellbeing and success. Clubs and Societies We encourage all of our students to Student Entertainment Student Welfare get involved with the many and varied The Student Experience Team, in Clubs and Societies that are on offer. conjunction with our Student Union, The welfare of our students is of Besides doing something that you organise a full and varied schedule of utmost importance in DBS. Our Student love and enjoy, you will meet new social and cultural events throughout the Experience Team gives advice and friends with similar interests and also year. From Freshers week in September, support to all students of the College. meet fellow students who may be RAG week, weekly film screenings, Be it accommodation, financial, visa, studying on a different programme to cultural excursions and day trips, and study problems or psychological issues, yours. Whatever your interests, there the Formal Ball and Awards in May, the team is here to help. We have close is a club or society for you! there is something for everyone. ties with local medical services and can arrange an appointment at short notice. We also provide students with a free and Sports Clubs Societies confidential counselling service where u Special Interest: Psychology, Business, u Rugby we will refer a student to a professional u Basketball u Photography, Film, Law, Computing, counsellor if required. u Soccer u Programming, Data Activities and Events u Athletics u Activity Based: Dance, Pilates, Yoga, College Life is about much more than u Badminton u Martial Arts, Self Defence just education. Through our broad range u Music Based: Radio, Music, DJ u Cricket of services and activities you will get to enjoy the full student experience, u Futsal u International and Cultural: African, which extends beyond the classroom. u Hockey u Malaysian, Irish, Chinese, Indian The DBS campus is in Dublin city centre, u Golf u Volunteering and Social: SVP, Simon, and we use all of the extra-curricular and recreational opportunities that our unique u Volleyball u Charity, LGBT, Drama, Book Club, location offers. Coffee u Equestrian u Club, Language Exchange “The lectures are great, given by people who are actively working in the sector and the facilities are of professional studio standard, which is what you would expect when hoping to work in this industry and build a career.” Michael Conefrey, Certificate in Sound Engineering and Music Production
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 13 We will provide an outstanding student experience and enable strong academic outcomes. Social and Personal Awareness Social and Academic Support Belonging and Identity Learning to Learn Peer Support
14 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure International Student Services Student Experience Team: “The Spirit of Kaplan Team Award – A Great Place Award” in the Global Kaplan Awards in November 2018. Dublin Business School is the natural Visas and Assistance with When applying for a student visa for choice for international students. We Irish Immigration Authorities Ireland, you must show at the time of welcome the valuable contribution that your application that you have sufficient If you have been accepted for admission you make, academically and socially, to resources to support yourself for the to DBS we will provide you with guidance the student experience and learning duration of your studies in Ireland. on your Irish visa application. You are environment in the College. required to pay your tuition fees in full The Irish student visa permits a ‘stay back’ The International Team are dedicated to to the College prior to making your visa option for graduates, allowing you to remain looking after all of your needs, from the application. Upon arrival in Ireland all in Ireland for up to 24 months (12 months moment you enquire about our courses non-EU students are required to register for undergraduate programmes) to seek to registration and arrival in Ireland, and with the Garda National Immigration employment. throughout your studies in DBS. Bureau (GNIB) for permission to remain in Ireland to study. The International Team For prospective students we help with Education in Ireland will help you through this process. Further student admission, and assist with the details on the Irish visa process can be DBS works closely with Education application and student visa process. requested from your local Irish Embassy in Ireland whose mandate and or Consulate, or can be found at the objectives are: Once you have enrolled we provide website for the Irish Naturalisation and u To promote Ireland as a quality a range of services in the areas Immigration Service (INIS) www.inis.gov.ie destination for students of accommodation, registration, orientation and induction, visa u To promote and support the and immigration, student welfare. Student Employment in Ireland international activities of Irish International non-EU students in Ireland education institutions Accommodation are entitled to take up casual employment u To act as a national point of contact for up to 20 hours per week, or up to 40 and referral to and from Irish suppliers DBS provide a number of accommodation hours during scheduled holiday periods. of education services and the options in conjunction with our carefully Access to work is restricted to students international market place chosen partners. These range from taking courses listed on the Department self catering apartments in purpose u To promote Irish education expertise of Education’s Internationalisation built student accommodation (PBSA) to as a valuable resource for international Register, which can be viewed at “homestay”, with an Irish family. Our PBSA institutions, development agencies www.education.ie. apartments are all located close to the and governments College Campus in Dublin City Centre u To liaise with education interests and while “homestay” is located within 30- government to identify and remove 60 minutes from Campus. “Homestay” barriers to the development of the accommodation is initially for the first 4 international education sector. weeks upon arrival in Ireland and gives an introduction to social culture, the opportunity to improve their English International Student Services Team language skills and adjust to the lifestyle of a new country. Registration Immigration International Accommodation and Services and Student Advice Orientation Advice Letters General Social and Further Advice and Cultural Study Support Activities Information
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 15 We offer a learning environment and experience that explicitly meets the needs and expectations of international students
16 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure International Partnerships DBS has over the last 44 years CEU Madrid, Spain Academic Collaboration established itself as a centre for Founded in 1933, CEU San Pablo University with MARA, Malaysia international education excellence. of Madrid is the oldest private university 2014 saw the approval of the transnational DBS has developed over 75 university in Spain. The school offers BA (Hons), collaborative agreement on the delivery partnerships in European countries such Double Degrees and Postgraduate in of the DBS programme BA (Hons) as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, areas such as Economics and Business, Accounting and Finance in KPTM in Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Students Communication and Humanities, Malaysia. Dublin Business School has from these universities join DBS for a Architecture, Engineering and Health a long relationship with MARA which semester or academic year. Feedback Sciences. started in the early 1990s and has seen indicates that European students choose collaborations resulting in over 1,300 DBS due to the quality of teaching, the IULM University, Milan, Italy Malaysian students graduating with excellent location, the wide range of DBS qualifications. IULM is a leading Italian university sports and activities available and the specialising in the fields of Arts, Foreign opportunity to obtain an internationally FAE Brazil Languages, Communication, Tourism and recognised qualification from an English Cultural Heritage. FAE Centro Universitário’s innovative speaking country. pedagogical approach, qualified faculty Some of our European Partners include: Other International Partners and close relationship with the corporate market have allowed the institution IDRAC, France US Study Abroad Programme to consistently expand the scope DBS has established close links with DBS offers a Study Abroad Programme and depth of its academic offerings. the IDRAC group of business schools to undergraduate students from across FAE Centro Universitário is dedicated in France located in Paris, Nantes, Lyon, the US. DBS has developed an extensive to responding to the challenges and Montpellier, Nice, Toulouse and Grenoble. network of affiliate Universities and demands of the knowledge society, Students from these schools attend Colleges who send their students on this offering students opportunities for either the semester abroad programme or programme. After an initial Foundation research and professional development the third year of the BA (Hons) Marketing Course on Ireland students integrate a so that qualified, competent and well- at DBS as part of their undergraduate wide range of courses in both the DBS rounded professionals are formed. studies. School of Business and DBS School of Arts. DBS is also the Dublin centre UPAEP ISEG, France for the Foundation for International The Universidad Popular Autónoma DBS has a close strategic alliance Education (FIE), an international del Estado de Puebla is a private , non- with ISEG, a prestigious group of seven organisation which organises study profit university located in Puebla, business schools located in Paris, Lille, abroad experiences for US students in Mexico. Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux the UK, Spain and Ireland. US university and Nantes. Students from the ISEG partners include Northeastern University, Founded on the 7th of May 1973, group have the opportunity of taking Clarion University and the University of it is currently a highly reputed the final year of the BA (Hons) Marketing Northern Iowa. university with important national and or a number of Masters programmes at international presence which has over DBS as part of their studies. Xiamen University, China 43 undergraduate programs, 34 masters With a ranking of 10 out of 2036 programs, 12 P.hD programs and 11 EGC (Écoles de Gestion institutions in China and 318 globally, specializations. et de Commerce), France DBS was delighted to announce approval EGC is a network of 28 reputable French by the Chinese Ministry of Education of Business Schools. The network was first an Articulation Agreement with Xiamen established by the French Chambers of University allowing Xiamen graduates Commerce in the 1980s and the Schools to continue their studies at DBS and have extensive business and international obtain a BA (Hons) Degree award from links with Schools around the world. QQI in either Accounting and Finance or Since 2002, Dublin Business School and Financial Services. EGC have formed close links, where DBS welcomes students from EGC every year to be part of their international study experience.
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 17 “I was selected for a graduate programme in one of the Big Four audit firms in Ireland. DBS laid a strong foundation which helped me then complete my professional accountancy qualification.” Seetal Somasundaran, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance “As a final year student, the Careers Department becomes paramount in your search for a career. The DBS careers department offers excellent support resources both online and face to face to help guide you through the graduate employment arena.” Brian Hannon, BA (Hons) Business
18 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure “Outside of college I am working as a care assistant in a nursing home. I would really like to build up my experience and spend a few years working with the homeless, foster children and those who are suffering with addiction.” Rachel Monaghan, BA in Applied
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 19 Library and Information Services Supporting our students which provides reading lists with live Library Facilities availability and online access. The Kindle In addition to providing access to an All PCs in the Library provide internet lending scheme allows students to extensive print collection; the award- access and are equipped with the borrow a Kindle e-reader which is pre- winning DBS library (library.dbs.ie) latest version of Microsoft Office. The loaded with course-related e-books. offers online, mobile, customisable and Library also has three study rooms for interactive information resources that The Library subscribes to a number collaborative study. Students can book a can be accessed 24 hours a day from of high quality databases including: PC or study room via the Library website. anywhere in the world. DBS Library is Academic Search Complete, Business The Library has a wireless network for located in the Aungier Street building. Source Complete, Computers and students wishing to use their laptops. DBS Library is an institutional member Applied Sciences Complete, Emerald, High-quality printing and photocopying of the Library Association of Ireland Film and Literature Index, Hospitality services (including scanning and colour (LAI), the Chartered Institute of Library and Tourism Complete, IEEE Xplore, photocopying and printing) are available and Information Professionals (CILIP), Justis One, JSTOR, Library and in the Library. Wireless printing enables UK and the British and Irish Association Information Science Source (LISS), students to print from their laptops. The of Law Librarians (BIALL). Mintel, Passport, Peparchive, Proquest Library provides self-issuing stations Central, Psycarticles, Sage Business which enable students to issue, return Opening Hours Cases and Research Methods, SOCIndex, and renew books independently, and WARC, Westlaw IE and Westlaw UK. which free up staff to answer all student Monday-Thursday: 09:00-22:00 Databases can be searched individually queries. Friday: 09:00-21:00 or simultaneously via a single Google- Saturday: 09:00-17:00 like search box on the Library Website. Student Support Sundays (in the run-up to exams): The DBS online institutional repository, Library staff are extremely student- 11:00-17:00 eSource (esource. dbs.ie), showcases the focused. The Library also provides the intellectual output of staff and students following student support services: Bank holidays (in the run-up to exams): including high-quality assignments and 11:00-17:00. dissertations by students and research u Information desks where library staff papers by staff. are on hand to answer student queries Print Resources u Library tours and induction process DBS Library has over 43,000 books and Off-Campus Access u Instant Messaging Service – ‘Ask a 22 print journals. In order to ensure ease All electronic resources including the Librarian’ on the Library website of access to materials, the Library has a online catalogue, the e-book collection u Our dedicated Information favourable core textbook to student ratio, and the complete portfolio of databases Skills Librarian provides a range acquiring one core textbook for every can be accessed 24 hours a day from of programme embedded and ten students. Materials are loaned for anywhere in the world via the Library scheduled classes on essay writing 3 days, one week and two week periods. Website. The Library catalogue and all and referencing, avoiding plagiarism, Library holdings are listed on the Library’s electronic resources can be accessed researching, evaluating resources and online catalogue which is available on remotely from mobile phone and tablets. other key topics. the Library website or can be accessed directly at koha.dbs.ie. Students can view u Library Guides – A large range their Library account as well as renew Students with Disabilities of guides on the use of Library and reserve books online. The Library’s e-book collection and resources and facilities along with the majority of its databases have some interactive tutorials are available magnification and text-to-speech on the Library website library.dbs.ie Online Resources capabilities. Guides to Library resources The Library has an extensive e-book Every computer within the college has for students with disabilities are also collection of over 1,800 titles and the access to all the relevant industry- available in the Library and on the A-Z journal list provides access to standard software packages. Library website. Students can make 53,000 full-text e-journals. Book titles an appointment to meet with a librarian recommended by lecturers on reading to discuss how we can best meet their lists are also acquired in electronic format specific information needs. Students where available, providing students with can avail of a one-to-one session unlimited access to key materials. The with the Information Skills Librarian. Library has introduced the Loughborough Students can contact disability Online Reading List Software (LORLS) support on firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Information Technology We provide a wide range of online access u Support Online – An online for students for the following services: ServiceDesk portal is available to u Email – Each student has access to a support students through a ticketing mydbs.ie email address which has system which allows quick and 50GB of email storage and 1TB of efficient support when students online cloud storage require it u Lecture notes – We are now on u Online Library Access – Through the most up-to-date version of the library website, students can Moodle which includes integration access the full library catalogue. with Panopto for viewing recorded Other services include, PC and Study lectures online Room Booking, Online Book Renewal, Access to a wide range of databases u Timetables – Up to date timetables and e-journals can be viewed for all courses on the student Intranet and through u Careers Website – Contains an up-to- your email calendar within mydbs. date listing of vacancies and careers ie email. Live timetables displays are information. Students can also book also located in key communal areas time with a dedicated careers advisor of the college online. u Exam results – Can be accessed online u Student Intranet – Offers a wide range of student services, including information regarding accommodation, exams, and further study options
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School BA in Social Studies 23 BA (Hons) in Social Science 25 BA (Hons) in Psychology of Arts (PSI accredited) 27 BA (Hons) in Film 29 BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care 31 BA in Film and Media 33 BA in Applied Social Care 34 Higher Certificate in Arts 36 Higher Certificate in Sound Engineering and Music Production 38 BA (Hons) in Audio Production & Music Project Management 40
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 23 BA in Social Studies Course Content About the course Awarding body YEAR 1 The Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (CORE MODULES) provides the academic basis for a wide Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) u Foundations of Sociology range of employment opportunities for students who want to ‘work with u IT and Social Studies Project people’. The BA in Social Studies equips Social Policy – Cultural Ideology learners with a broad social science Award Level u u Introduction to Social Care Practice education enabling them to investigate, 7 (Ordinary Bachelor Degree) interpret and understand societal u Psychology for Social Studies changes and forces often felt at the u Skills for Personal Success level of the community or the individual. Award Type in Social Studies This degree programme is aimed at u Learning to Learn in Social Studies those interested in the social sciences Major and at those interested in working in a range of jobs, including youth YEAR 2 and community work, working with Duration (CORE MODULES) vulnerable individuals, special needs 3 Years u Youth and Children Studies assistant, welfare support, particularly u Sociology of Ireland in the non-profit and private sectors. Health Studies CAO Code u u Contemporary Social Policy Aims and Objectives DB575 u Foundation Quantitative Learners will be introduced to Research Methods social science research methods and theories. Other issues address from a Entry Requirements u Foundation Qualitative social science perspective are social Research Methods 5 O6/H7, to include Maths & policy, political and economic issues English or another Language u Employability and Skills in a societal context, human sexuality, for Social Studies and the psychology of the individual in a social and developmental context. Application YEAR 3 Through the research methods modules Procedure (CORE MODULES) in the course, learners are equipped with the skills to carry out their own Application through CAO u Political and Economic Issues for research while developing their Social Studies understanding of the ways in which u Interpersonal Communication: Group data gathering and analysis informs Facilitation and Counselling social thought. The BA in Social Studies u Crime, Society and Irish Law prepares students for work, alone or in teams, in contexts ranging from day u Gender and Sexuality care to community work or research u Computing for Qualitative Research management. u Computing for Quantitative Research u Career Discovery in Action
24 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Programme Structure Teaching and Assessment Diploma) in areas such as Addiction Support & Rehabilitation, Counselling, This is a 3 year programme. The BA Social Studies is taught mainly Research and Policy, and Social Work. The programme is divided into through lectures and tutorials, with three levels and students take learners taking responsibility for a the programme in its entirety. significant amount of study outside Career Opportunities scheduled class contact times. In Level 1, students undertake Employment opportunities for social Assessment takes a variety of forms, introductory subjects that are studies graduates include the following including essays, reports, learning designed to develop knowledge journals and presentations, individual u Fundraising and understanding of core and group assignments and formal disciplines to provide a platform examinations. The majority of subjects u Addiction Support for more advanced study. are assessed through a combination u Advocacy of coursework and examination. In Level 2, students take subjects u Rights & Equality that build on the level 1 foundation u Disability Support Officer and further develop student Further Study u Special Needs Assistant knowledge and understanding. Graduates of this programme may u Adult Education Tutor In Level 3, students take subjects progress to the final year of the intended to develop understanding u Migrant Support BA (Hons) in Social Science Level 8 of applied areas and key subjects. programme at DBS. u Community & Welfare Support u Youth Work This in turn can open a wide variety of potential career pathways to graduates u Homeless services who wish to pursue postgraduate study (at the level of Masters Degree or Higher
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 25 BA (Hons) Social Science Course Content What is Social Science? Awarding body YEAR 1 Whether your interest is in progressing (CORE MODULES) towards a career in the field of social Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) u Introduction to Sociology work, professional social research or policy analysis, or whether you u Criminology are interested in a broad-based Psychology for Social Science undergraduate education, the BA (Hons) Award Level u u Social Policy – Historical in Social Science is the degree for you. 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) and Cultural Perspectives Social Science is the interdisciplinary study of human society. It draws u Introduction to Quantitative upon disciplines such as sociology, Award Type Research Methods psychology, anthropology and applied u Introduction to Qualitative social studies such as social policy Major Research Methods analysis and social work. The hallmark u Skills for Personal Success of the BA (Hons) in Social Science is to provide the intellectual rigour of the Duration u Learning to Learn in Social Sciences older disciplines and to emphasise 3 Years the practical aspects of social YEAR 2 science research. (CORE MODULES) CAO Code Economic Sociology u Aims and Objectives DB566 u Exploring Political Issues in Ireland From social policy and aging to language u Counselling Theory and Group and crime, learners will be challenged Facilitation Skills to think in a rigorous and scientific way Entry Requirements about social processes, institutions and u Social Care, Social Justice 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths and the Caring Professions policies. From the first to the final year & English or another Language of the programme there is a consistent u Critical Concepts in Sociology emphasis on training learners to carry u Qualitative Research out their own research and to critically Application and Data Analysis challenge the world around them. Procedure u Quantitative Research Application through CAO and Data Analysis Programme Structure u Employability Skills This is a three-year programme. The u Social Science in Action Project programme is divided into three levels and students take the programme in its YEAR 3 entirety. In Year 1 students undertake (CORE MODULES) introductory subjects that are u Social Science Research Project designed to develop knowledge and understanding of core disciplines to u Globalisation and Culture provide a platform for more advanced u Sociology of Families, study. In Year 2 students take subjects Intimacies and Personal Life that build on the Year 1 foundation and u Social Policy – Contemporary further develop student knowledge Implementation and understanding. In Year 3 students take subjects intended to develop an u Social Policy – Poverty understanding of applied areas and key and Social Inclusion subjects. Furthermore, students also u Exploring Social Theories undertake a research project under the guidance of a supervisor. u Employability in Action u Lifelong Learning
26 Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure Transfer Learners Career Opportunities u Social Science is also rated in the top five subjects of study which offers Learners holding relevant qualifications The social science research methods pathways to employment in the at Level 7 may qualify for entry to the components of this programme will following areas. final year of this degree. Currently also equip learners with the skills DBS’s BA Social Studies programme for work in a variety of research u Law offers one such pathway for contexts, for example on funded u Marketing and Finance progression research projects. Non-governmental u Public Service organisations, the communications industry and the emerging information u Logistics & Transport Teaching and Assessment sector have also shown high levels u Online Retail Services The BA (Hons) in Social Science of demand for graduates trained in and Telecoms is taught mainly through lectures social scientific research methods. Employment opportunities for social Graduates of this programme are and tutorials, with learners taking science students include: also eligible to apply for various responsibility for a significant Postgraduate programmes at DBS. amount of study outside scheduled u Social Work class contact times. Assessment u Higher Diploma in Arts in u Social Inclusion Coordinator takes a variety of forms, including Psychoanalytic Studies essays, reports, learning journals and u Voluntary and Not-For-Profit Sector u Higher Diploma in Arts presentations, individual and group u Advocacy, Rights and Equality in Psychology (PSI accredited) assignments and formal examinations. u Housing Services u Higher Diploma in Counselling The majority of subjects are assessed Research and Policy and Psychotherapy through a combination of coursework u and examination. u Psychotherapist u Master of Arts (MA) in Addiction Studies
Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure 27 BA (Hons) Psychology (PSI accredited) Course Content What is Psychology? Awarding body YEAR 1 Psychology is one of the most exciting (CORE MODULES) and interesting subjects available in Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) u Psychological Foundations third level education. It is the study of human behaviour in all its forms: u Foundations in Social Psychology normal and abnormal, natural and u Developmental Psychology learned, productive and destructive. Award Level u Foundations of Biopsychology It is a modern and progressive area of 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) study, which with a 150-year history, is u Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology currently experiencing unprecedented u Academic Skills Lab growth and development in Ireland Award Type u ASSET and internationally. Professional psychologists work in almost every Major u Research Technique & Analysis 1 sphere of contemporary life. They u Introduction to Psychoanalysis contribute to the design of our & the Unconscious classrooms and what takes place in Duration them. They teach industry the best 3 Years YEAR 2 ways to select and motivate employees. (CORE MODULES) They provide crucial insight into the u Modelling Cognitive Systems background of various social problems CAO Code u Development Across the Lifespan: and help develop interventions in areas such as bullying and addiction. DB562 Adolescence and Adulthood They help coaches to train athletes, u Fundamentals of Biopsychology help the police to investigate crime, u Social Psychology help managers to reduce stress in the Entry Requirements workplace and help the health services u Experimental Psychology to design effective health promotion 2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Maths u Psychology in Action – online campaigns (for example, anti-smoking & English or another Language u Ethical Research Methods & Design and safe driving campaigns). u Research Technique & Analysis 2 Application u Personality and Psychoanalytic Aims and Objectives Procedure Subjectivity The Psychology programme in DBS Application through CAO School of Arts was the first non- YEAR 3 university degree to be accredited by (CORE MODULES) the Psychological Society of Ireland u Neuropsychopharmacology (PSI). PSI is the professional body for u Internet Mediated Research – online psychology in Ireland. As such, it seeks to promote the science and profession u Behaviour Science of psychology in Ireland and beyond. u Research Project The programme is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). ELECTIVES: (CHOOSE ONE STREAM) u Stream 1 Organisational Psychology Health Psychology Mental Health & Distress Human Performance u Stream 2 Hysteria Sexuality 1 Sexuality 2 Psychoanalysis and Language
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