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Pre-University Politics, Economics and Social Science

Business Studies 5M2102 or General Studies 5M3114

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The following modules are subject to change due to availability and demand: 

  • Applied Economics
  • Political Studies
  • European Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Business Administration & Skills
  • Marketing Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Language Option
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Mathematics

WHAT IS Pre-University Politics, Economics and Social Science

This interdisciplinary course combines the study of Politics, Economics and Social Science and gives an understanding of the interactions between economic, social and
political processes. This course covers how governments, policies and international
relations work, learning to understand people and businesses, markets and governments, and how to respond to national and global changes, whilst understanding society, human behaviour and relationships. Students will have the option of taking a language, Irish, French or Spanish, along with EuropeanStudies. These qualifications can be used to progress to a variety of degree and certificate programmes in a wide range of Universities. 


  • QQI Level 5 in Business Studies 5M2102 or General Studies 5M3114


Graduates may pursue a degree in many Universities. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of public service bodies or business. There is now a large range of certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI Links Programme. The Pre-University Politics, Economics & Social Science option will allow students to progress to third level colleges and universities like Maynooth University, Trinity, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, TUD, DCU, Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Graduates can also access the 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University.


  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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DCU: DC295 Arts (Joint Honours) Politics (Level 8, 3 Years)

Maynooth: MH101 Arts with Law (Level 8, 3 years)

UCD: DN600 Law with Politics (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCD: DN530 History & Politics – Humanities (Level 8, 4 Years)

UCC: CK101 Arts – Politics (Level 8, 3 Years)

NUIG: GY132 Government (Politics, Economics & Law) (Level 8, 4 Years)

TCD: TR004 Law (Level 8, 4 Years)

Maynooth: MH501 Law (Level 8, 4 years)


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