New Bachelor of Arts Home Economics at St Angela’s College Sligo
ST ANGELAS College, Sligo is planning (subject to NUI Galway validation) to offer a new programme in Home Economics, through the CAO, in September 2019.
The BA Home Economics will be a Level 8 honours, four-year degree that will have both a practical and theoretical focus. It is aimed at individuals who are passionate about the subject of Home Economics and aspire to be Home Economists working in the community or industry sector advocating sustainable health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
The programme will consist of the three core disciplines within Home Economics: Food, Fashion, Design; and Family Resource Management which is taught in every year of the programme. In year three, students will be provided with an option to either study abroad for five months with one of the College’s partner Universities or to complete a five-month work placement in Ireland. Opportunities for applicants to enter the programme via non-standard entry routes (Mature and Access) will also be available.
Graduates of the programme are likely to be employed by national, international, governmental or non-governmental agencies focusing on family and child well-being; consumer advocacy and health promotion. Graduates will have the capacity to work with both private and State organisations as food advisors or community Home Economists. There is also the potential for graduates to take a commercial pathway and enter into the private business sector in the areas of food; textiles and fashion and interior entrepreneurship.
Postgraduate programmes (Masters and Doctoral level) can also be pursued in the areas of Education; Home Economics; Health Promotion; Food and Nutrition; Health Coaching and Wellbeing; Child Development; Youth and Family Studies and Textiles and Fashion.
See www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie for more details.