BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Information & Communication Studies (ICS) equips you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to help you to make sense of a world where every aspect of human experience is affected by digital technology, media, data, and information in all formats. ICS explores digital information, social media, and communication and analyses their effects on societies, culture, politics, privacy, health, education and the many different spheres of public, private and personal life. Ultimately, ICS is about people, and understanding how people and technology interact and influence each other in the 21st Century.
All first year social sciences students study the core module, Societal Challenges in the Twenty First Century. Additional modules may include:
Third Year & Fourth Year
In third year, students can apply for an optional paid internship for one trimester in a range of organisations in the public and private sector, which help to inform future career decisions through real-world experience.
Students attend lectures and tutorials and undertake independent study and project work. Assessment including a wide variety of digital projects.
|Study Information & Communication Studies (BSc Social Sciences)|
|Study Information & Communication Studies (BA Joint Honours)|
Students may study abroad for a year or a semester. Destinations include the USA, Australia, China and Canada.
Information & Social Computing is relevant for careers in: Web design and development, Social media, Social computing, User experience design, Investigative research, Publishing, Digital marketing and Business.
Graduates can progress to various Master’s courses:
Graduates can also pursue research careers by studying for a PhD.
“Studying Information & Communication Studies in UCD has allowed me to understand how digital information is incorporated into our technology and in our digital life in today’s society. I like the variety of modules offered in this course. If you want to explore information and social media, look into the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, or understand web design and its development, this course is for you. So far in this course I have taken a keen interest in information design and web publishing. These modules have helped me to expand my skills and digital knowledge by using the Internet and social media platforms.”
Christina Adeline Carlota, Student
UCD School of Information & Communication Studies,