The BA in Community and Family Studies is a four-year, part-time distance learning course. Students are awarded a Diploma in Arts (NFQ Level 7) in Community and Family Studies upon successful completion of the first two years of the course. After four years, students are awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Community and Family Studies (NFQ Level 8).
The course is designed to enable participants to further develop and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills relevant to Family and Community work practice and policy in Ireland or abroad. The main focus of the Degree will be on Community and Family studies, but will broadly incorporate community development, community-based family support, adolescence, youth, childcare, health, political and general socio-economic studies.
Students are awarded a Diploma in Community and Family Studies upon successful completion of the first 2 years of the programme and a Bachelor of Arts in Community and Family Studies on completion of the 4-year cycle.