Arts, Law & Teaching Department

Pre-University Liberal Arts

General Studies 5M3114 or Language And European Studies 5M2073

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand:

 

  • Research and Study Skills
  • History
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • English Literature
  • Literary Visual and Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Creative Writing
  • Word Processing
  • Political studies
  • European Studies
  • Language option
  • Philosophy

    WHAT IS PRE-UNIVERSITY LIBERAL ARTS?

    This one-year course, similar to our other arts programme, aims to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges, as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. However, the Liberal Arts option attributes more of a focus on The Arts, English Literature and European languages. Students will have the option of taking a language, Irish or Spanish, along with European Studies or can focus on a more English Literature based course, which will lead to a general studies option.

     

    CERTIFICATION

    • QQI Level 5 in General Studies 5M3114 or Language and European Studies 5M2073

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in UCD, DCU, Mater Dei, Milltown, UCC, Athlone IT, Carlow College, NUIG, TU Dublin, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Carlow College, Marino Institute of Education, American College Dublin, Dun Laoghaire IADT, NCAD, and many local Institutes of Technology for students who hold a QQI qualification in General Studies or Language and European Studies.

    There are also opportunities in education, travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

     

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • 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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    EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

    Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years)

    DCU: DC009 Arts (Level 8, 3-4 Years)

    UCD: DN 520 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years)

    COURSE FEES

    Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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