Bachelor of Arts Community and Family Studies

The Bachelor of Arts Community and Family Studies course is a four-year part-time degree program delivered through distance learning by NUI Galway.

This programme was developed in response to the continuing education needs of personnel working in community/voluntary and state sectors actively supporting Community and Family life in a rapidly changing society.  It is an interdisciplinary programme drawing upon selected components of Sociology, Politics, Community Development, Family Studies and Law.  It is a broad educational programme which places specific emphasis on knowledge and skills for personnel working (paid/unpaid) within a broad range of sectors which seek to support and enable families and communities to function effectively within society.

To accommodate the work and family commitmentsof adult learners, the course will be delivered through distance learning, which is a combination of workshops, assignments and learning materials.  Students will attend six workshops per year (approx.) at NUI Galway, however, depending on sufficient numbers the workshops may also be provided at other geographic locations throughout Ireland.  Students are awarded an NUI Diploma in Arts: Community and Family Studies upon successful completion of the first 2 years of the programme and a Bachelor of Arts: Community and Family Studies on completion of the 4-year cycle.


For all further detail please contact:

Programme Administrator, Community Education

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUI Galway

Nuns’ Island, Galway City

Phone: 091- 495472 / 091- 495786



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