Humanities / Social Sciences (Degree/Diploma)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies

Course overview

The programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a number of subject areas (English, Spanish, Sociology & Politics in the case of the 2010 – 2014 cycle of the part-time BA programme), to degree level according to personal and educational interests. A variety of modules are available within each of these subject areas which provide students with a thorough knowledge of the subject area and an opportunity to explore its particular themes and concepts from a variety of perspectives. In undertaking this degree programme students have an opportunity to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills which are appropriate for decision-making roles and for personal or professional competencies.

 

Who is the course for?

The Degree programme is intended for those who have an interest in the humanities area or who require a general academic qualification for either career or personal development purposes. The programme also caters for those who intend to progress to further studies.

Key facts

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Degree/Diploma Programme. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements as outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

Duration: Part-time, 4 years in duration.

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 90 credits – Diploma in Arts (Years 1 and 2); 180 credits – Bachelor of Arts (Years 1 – 4).

Average intake: Unlimited

Closing date: Summer 2015

NFQ level: Diploma cycle – Level 7; Degree cycle – Level 8

Mode of study: Classroom-based

Course outline

Subjects on offer in September 2015 will be confirmed in due course.

Applications and selections

2014-2015 Continuing Professional Credit (Humanities): Applications have closed for 2014-2015.

(Application deadline extended to 29th August 2014)

 

 

Maria McHugh

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUI Galway, Nuns' Island

Galway


T: 091 492144
F: 091 525051
E: maria.mchugh@nuigalway.ie


www.nuigalway.ie/adult-education

Requirements and assessment

All modules in the Degree programme are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester.

 

The programme is offered on a semester basis. Each semester comprises 12 weeks of teaching followed by examinations. Semester 1 commences in early September and ends, including examinations, in late December. Semester 2 commences during mid-January and ends, including examinations, in mid-May. Students on the BA programme attend lectures three evenings per week for up to three hours, with the specific evening varying, depending on the modules chosen. Occasional tutorial sessions, also up to three hours, may also be delivered on Saturday mornings.

 

Award on completion of studies: NUI Diploma in Arts; on accumulating 90 credits at the end of Year 2.


NUI Bachelor of Arts; on accumulating 180 credits at the end of Year 4.

Find out more

Maria McHugh

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUI Galway, Nuns' Island

Galway


T: 091 492144
F: 091 525051
E: maria.mchugh@nuigalway.ie


www.nuigalway.ie/adult-education

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €3,055 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
Non-EU (Total): €3,555 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)