The Bachelor of Science (Applied Social Sciences)

A webpage for current third year students of the programme | 2019 - 2023

Teaching will begin on Monday 6th September 2021 and arrangements are being put in place for all students to be back on-campus for the first semester

Online registration for year three will begin on the 23rd August 2021 at 10am and will close again on the 21st September 2021

Students will undertake a semester-long placement in January 2022 (30ECTS). The Professional Skills (10ECTS) and Megatrends (5ECTS) modules are core, so students must choose three additional modules from the list below - students must complete 60ECTS each academic year.

Year Three Modules
Year Three Timetable

Third Year Student Handbook

The 2021 - 2022 third year student handbook is not complete and will be continuously updated in the coming weeks...

Third Year Student Handbook | 2021 - 2022

Other Student Handbooks

These handbooks offer information on the various modules

Soc & Pol Student Handbook | 2021 - 2022

Geography Student Handbook | 2021 - 2022


Online Learning at NUI Galway

Getting Started

Request to Study Remotely

University's Remote Study Protocol

The NUIG Guide for Citing Harvard Style and Essay Help and Information

Harvard Style Citing & References

Harvard Style Referencing Handout

Essay Submission Form

Essay Appraisal Form

Some Important Information and Links

Student Supports Information

Students' Queries Recommended Steps

Absent Due to Medical Circumstances

Absent Due to Personal Circumstances

Extended Leave of Absent

How to Write a Formal Email as a University Student

  1. You must use your student email address
  2. Stick to a professional black font
  3. Always include a short and accurate subject line
  4. Use a proper salutation (e.g. ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear Dr Reilly’)
  5. Make sure you are making contact with the correct lecturer/tutor/teacher
  6. Introduce yourself in the first paragraph (name and student number), and the module you refer to in the email
  7. Prioritise the most important information and get to the point quickly
  8. Keep your message/question brief
  9. Use formal language and do not use slang or text speak
  10. Use a proper form of closing (e.g. 'kind regards')
  11. Include an necessary documents or attachments
  12. Proofread your message for meaning, spelling, and grammar
  13. Make sure that the email does not contain any sensitive information
  14. Always be realistic about a timeframe for a response (you should never expect a response in the evening or over the weekend).