New Bach­e­lor of Arts Home Eco­nom­ics at St An­gela’s Col­lege Sligo

The Sligo Champion - - EDUCATION -

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.nuigal­ for more de­tails.

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