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Course Code
NFQ Type
4 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
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Course Summary

Social Sciences DN750
Social Sciences DN750

Information plays a key role in all aspects of life – in business, government, society and the life of the individual. Knowing how to create, manage, share, find and use digital information is more relevant than ever before.

Information & Communication Studies gives you a chance to explore the ways companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Google and Apple utilise the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures to succeed in today’s digital world.

Course Details

College Link > DN700 TSC - Information & Communication Studies - Social Sciences

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2020 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BCCOX 5M2071 Contact Centre Operations
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BROXX 5M2105 Retail Practice
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
ECDXX 5M3050 Community Development
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
EETXX 5M3635 Education and Training
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
EYXXX 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M5048 Creative Media
5M5162 Media Engineering
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
CASFX 5M5267 Food Science
6M0691 Software Development
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
DCXXX 6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
6M20496 Digital Media Production
6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
6M2263 Inclusive Education and Training
6M2382 Telecommunications Access Networks Technology
6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
AAAXX 6M3618 Arts Administration
ECDEV 6M3674 Community Development
6M4385 Retail Management
BMANX 6M4587 Management
6M4749 Leisure Facility Supervisory Management
6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
BALBX 6M4985 Business
6M5012 Tourism with Business
BAXXX 6M5013 Administration
BITSX 6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
6M5130 Media Production
6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
6M5149 Broadcasting

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Career Progression

Information & Social Computing is relevant for careers in:

  • Web design and development
  • Knowledge management
  • Social media
  • Social computing
  • User experience design
  • Investigative research
  • Publishing
  • Librarianship
  • Digital marketing
  • Business

Further Research

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