Course Overview

This unique degree is designed to provide the practical and theoretical skills to those who are interested in or are already pursuing careers in community development, empowerment and advocacy work. The programme explores issues relevant to contemporary communities in a local and global context.  It provides a solid foundation for further study/research in areas such as:  Conflict resolution and mediation, Youth and Community Studies, Globalization and Development Studies.

The programme can be pursued through a full-time option or, for those already employed in the sector, as part-time study under our ACCS programme. We can offer the options of a one-year Advocacy Certificate, a two-year Higher Certificate in Citizenship and Community Studies, a three-year BA in Citizenship and Community Studies or a four-year BA (Hons) in Citizenship and Community Studies.

For more information on the options available, whether full-time or part-time study, please contact Dr Noel Kavanagh ( or Helen Maher (
Course Details

Programme Code: PC405

Duration: 4 Years

Level: 8