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Full-Time Undergraduate Brochure - Incorporating Arts Business IT Law Marketing Psychology - Dublin Business School
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.
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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
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    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
                                                   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

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                                                                                                                              For further Information consult: www.nfq.ie www.QQI.ie                                                                                            ©QQI 2014
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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
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    Entry Requirements                                                                             Applicant Checklist

    and Next Step
                                                                                                   □ Normal CAO Application closes
                                                                                                   □ CAO Late Application open

                                                                                                   □ CAO Online Change of Mind
    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                         FETAC Applicants
                                               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
    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
                                               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
                                               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
     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
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              Grades and Common Points Scale
Grade (%)         Points      Grade (%)        Points
H1 (90-100)         100
H2 (80
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    Entry Requirements
    Summary Table
    School of Arts
     Application   Title                                       Level   Entry Requirements                           Awarding   Duration
     Procedure                                                  of                                                   Body
     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
     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
     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
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School of Business & Law
    Application    Title                                            Level   Entry Requirements                              Awarding      Duration
    Procedure                                                        of                                                      Body
    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.
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    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
    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
                                                    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

                                                    Company visits                                         Follow us on Twitter:
                                                    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
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“90% of DBS Undergraduates are in
employment or further education
within 6 months of graduation”*
* Source – DBS First Destinations Survey 2018
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     Recent News

                                                                                               Guest Lecture Series –
                                                                                               Jameson and Aer Rianta
                                                                                               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
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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!
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     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
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           We will provide an outstanding
           student experience and enable
              strong academic outcomes.

 Social and
Awareness      Social and
                 Support       Belonging
                               and Identity   Learning
                                               to Learn             Peer
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     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
     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
                                                   and                Services and                  Student
                                               Orientation              Advice                      Letters

                                                            General                Social and                    Further
                                                           Advice and               Cultural                      Study
                                                            Support                Activities                  Information
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 We offer a learning environment
   and experience that explicitly
meets the needs and expectations
         of international students
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     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
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“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
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                                        “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
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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 learnersupport@dbs.ie.
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     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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          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
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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
                                                                              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
                                   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
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     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
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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
                                       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
                                                                               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
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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
                                   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
                                       Sexuality 1
                                       Sexuality 2
                                       Psychoanalysis and Language
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