Entry Points (2017)
420

Course Overview

The BA with Creative Writing provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates with an aptitude and passion for literary expression. From the start, you will be guided and advised on a one-to-one basis by the programme director and mentor, and you will immediately be placed in a learning environment with people of similar creative interests. The programme provides a focus for you as a creative writer through a series of cooperative workshops that will in turn facilitate and guide you in your self-directed learning.

All assessment is based on continuous exercises, project work and portfolio expansion – there are no end-of-term papers or exams for Creative Writing.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

AAA & b (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake

40

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY111

PAC code

Course Outline

The preferred choice of degree subjects for those doing Creative Writing may be English, Philosophy, History or Classics, but you may reasonably choose from across the broad spectrum of Arts offerings. The specialism Creative Writing will be delivered in the timetable of Arts subject Group Five, and, therefore, may not be studied together with the subjects Sociological and Political Studies, Information Technology, Welsh or Láann an Aistriúcháin. 

 

Year One:

Module 1: The Forms of Fiction

This first module establishes the general pattern of subsequent classes whereby, in the company of your creative peers, you will be encouraged to develop your own creative practice while also developing your knowledge of historical and contemporary literary forms, in this case fiction in its various manifestations.

Module 2: Exploring Nonfiction

Varieties of nonfiction – from literary journalism to autobiography, and from travel writing to the personal essay – are currently very popular and lucrative areas within creative work and publishing. This module will help you explore the many types and techniques of literary nonfiction in terms of both the writing itself and the possibilities for publication.

Module 3: Writing Professions

This module will be based around regular guest talks and workshops by visiting speakers from the various writing professions. You will have the opportunity to engage with and question these writers and professionals, and you will keep an account of the visits which will allow you to reflect on the ways in which our speakers help you to explore your writing practice and career possibilities.

 

Year Two:

Module 1: The Voices and Styles of Poetry

This workshop module will guide you through various styles and techniques for writing poetry. You will work individually and as a group with practising and published poets, who will help you to find and develop your individual poetic voice while you familiarise yourself with national and international poets and poetic traditions.

Module 2: Dramatic Ideas

This module will introduce you to technical aspects of the crafts of stage and screen as a basis for an exploration of writing for performance. These workshops will be led by teachers experienced in the acting professions and you will have the opportunity to develop your writing skills in the context of the various levels of creative production within the performing industries.

 

Year Three:

The aim of year three is to encourage creative individualism and to facilitate supervised self-directed learning. There is enormous scope for you to either continue to develop work you have begun in previous workshop classes or to begin something entirely new. Students commit to either an independent project(s) structure, or to a year studying abroad, or to a combination of these (project work for one semester and study abroad for another).

Independent Project

This may take the form of a single yearlong project or two separate projects (one per semester). The nature and extent of your project(s) will be agreed beforehand and coordinated by the Course Director, and you will be assigned, as part of a small workshop group, a genre-specific editor/mentor of professional standing in the writing industries who will be responsible for full editorial response to your work on a pre-established regular basis.

As part of this cooperative process, your editor/mentor can impart to you their general experience of the profession, together with recommendations for your own specific career development. Your project(s) may also be completed in conjunction with on-site professional experience in the creative fields.

Study at a University Abroad

Language departments require that you spend a period in a relevant country during your third year. While your work for Creative Writing during third year takes precedence over a language, an exchange with a suitable university abroad for one or both semesters can help you continue to develop your language skills as you focus on your specialism. Non-language students may also avail of an exchange with an English-speaking university. Creative Writing students on exchanges abroad gain their credits for the period by taking appropriate modules at their host university. 

 

Year Four:

You will complete your studies in your two core degree subjects and you will normally incorporate in your final projects the specialist skills and knowledge you have gained in Creative Writing over your previous three years.

Modules for 2017-18

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (15 Credits):
Required AR1101: Working with Archaeology and Human Heritages - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR115: Celts, Vikings & Normans - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (15 Credits):
Optional SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG116: Celtic Mythology, Religion & Folklore - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Classics (15 Credits):
Required CC108: Myth & Religion in the Ancient City - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC109: Rome & the Genesis of Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Required Core Subject: Creative Writing (15 Credits):
Required CW101: The Forms of Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CW103: Writing Professions - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CW102: Exploring Non-Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (15 Credits):
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC137: Economics Coursework - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (15 Credits):
Required EN126: Introduction to English 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (15 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (15 Credits):
Optional NG1103: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1104: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Geilleagar (15 Credits):
Required EC145: Prionsabail na Micreacnamaíochta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC146: Prionsbail na Maicreacnamaíochta - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC147: Obair Chúrsa Eacnamaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geography/Tireolaiocht (15 Credits):
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI1101: Geography in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (15 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1100: Skills for Historians (BA Connect) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (15 Credits):
Required IS123: Writing Ireland 1:An Introduction to Twentieth Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Italian (15 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (15 Credits):
Required LW3110: Legal System and Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (15 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1105: Bunús na hIriseoireachta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1104: Na Meáin agus an tSochaí - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Mathematics (15 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA132: Scileanna Matamaiticiúla - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA134: Anailís agus Algéabar 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA136: Anailís agus Algéabar 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (15 Credits):
Required PI1101: Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (15 Credits):
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR225: Hunters And Farmers In Early Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR239: Landscapes of Cult & Kingship:The ancient royal sites of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3

Optional Subject: Classics (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC2100: Texts and Transmission - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2101: Introduction to Reception - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Creative Writing (10 Credits):
Required CW200: The Voices & Styles of Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CW201: Dramatic Ideas - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC400.V: University of Villanova: Economics - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional ENG205: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3103: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2140: Science Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2131: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2148: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2128: Novelty, Conflict, Scandal: Reading Early Modernity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG201: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2119: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG217.I: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2141: Science Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2132: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG217.II: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN441.II: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2150: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3104: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG205.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG201.II: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG260: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG259: An Nualitríocht I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG262: Teanga agus Pobal I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG261: An Nualitríocht II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied German (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
Optional GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI429.I: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI562.I: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI284.I: Themes in Early Modern History I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI267: Reformation Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI292: Central Europe, 1867-1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2117: Studies in Early Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI549.I: European History, 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2121: Studies in Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI548.I: Primary Sources, Secondary Literature, and Debates - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI284.II: Themes in Early Modern History 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI562.II: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI459: The Tudors: Religion, State & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI204: 18th Century Ireland, 1691-1801 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI429.II: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI549.II: European History, 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2118: Studies in Early Modern History 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2102: The Modern United States, 1865-2008 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music):
Optional IS211: Constructing Identities in Music & Dance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2101: Space and Place in Irish Literature - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS210: A Sense of Place: Location & Dislocation in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT210: Oral - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law in Arts (25 Credits):
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (25 Credits):
Required CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2101: Craoltóireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH226: Spanish Language II A - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH227: Spanish Language II B - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH228: Spanish Language II C - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geography/Tireolaiocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI229: Political & Cutural Geography: Identity, Race & the Nation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI236: Environmental Planning: Principles & Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI258: Rural Environments: Sustainability & Management - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI230: Economic Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2102: Introduction To GIS - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG321: Poets & Courts: Celtic Literature c.1150-1400 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS301: Representing Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS302: Classics & Continuity - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC422: Applied Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC425: Topics in Microeconomic Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC424: Topics in Macroeconomic Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC325: History Of Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG233.I: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3125: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG235.I: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN470: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3117: Representing Ireland in the 1970s A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG247.I: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG302: Modernism/Postmodernism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN442.I: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN609.I: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3127: Writing Animals (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3131: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3118: Representing Ireland in the 1970s B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG247.II: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3126: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG233.II: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG241.II: Loose Baggy Monsters: Victorian Serial Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN609.II: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG235.II: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN470.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN442.II: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3132: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG366: Litríocht na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG351: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG365: Teanga agus Pobal II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG325: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG364: Litríocht na Gaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG363: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German in the previous year / semester.
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI578: Children and the State in Ireland, 1838 - 2011 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI583: Problems in the use of popular print media in Ireland and Britain, 1900-1975 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI358: The Tudor Conquest Of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.I: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3119: The Reign of Henry VIII - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI365: Native North Americans: From Pre-History To Present - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI383: The Reign Of Henry Viii - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Legal Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Legal Studies in the previous year / semester.
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3313: Linear Algebra I and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3301: Advanced Calculus and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Psychological Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH324: Latin American Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH320: Hispanic Crime Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH329: Hispanic Translation Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Tireolaiocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI311: Advanced Gis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI332: Local Development: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

A BA with Creative Writing will benefit you in your other degree subjects, and your specialism will also make you a highly valued candidate for postgraduate programmes that focus on writing, literature and creativity. At NUI Galway, for example, it is now possible to study and practise creative writing at all levels: from your undergraduate period on to the MA with Writing, and then on to a practice-based PhD. The BA with Creative Writing is the perfect foundation for your long-term commitments in this field.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The expertise acquired through a BA with Creative Writing will help open doors of employment in all those fields where written communication is important. You will have fostered the ambition and talent necessary to be a published author and you may consider a career as one. The skills you will acquire are also applicable to a wide range of professional and creative activities, for example in media, literature, publishing, journalism and advertising.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

In the third year of this four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and/or study abroad. In conjunction with the programme director, students who go abroad during this third year will be able to plan in advance for the type of creative work and development that will best combine with their language commitments.

Study Abroad

In the third year of this four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience and/or study abroad. In conjunction with the programme director, students who go abroad during this third year will be able to plan in advance for the type of creative work and development that will best combine with their language commitments.

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

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What Our Students Say

Cathy

Cathy Hogan |   BA Connect (Creative Writing)

Finally a BA with Creative Writing! This course has lived up to all my expectations. I was able to develop my chosen field of writing as well as to expand into areas which were new to me or were outside my comfort zone. Classes with both resident and visiting writers meant that we were exposed to many different styles while we were also encouraged to develop our more personal projects.