Entry Points (2018)

Course Overview

This NEW course examines the forces that shaped our globalised world. We analyse how modern society is structured; the links between culture an politics; why they matter; and how and why our world developed in this way.  Students combine a major in History with a choice of inter-disciplinary courses in related themes. You will develop the critical faculties necessary to understand the processes of global integration over time and space.

These skills are vital in fields as diverse as business, diplomacy, and the voluntary sector, where individuals must always be conscious of the historical, cultural and political impact of their actions.

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 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements


4 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2018)


Average intake


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Course Outline

Students take a major in History and follow thematic minor programmes in Globalisation Studies and one other relevant theme. Modules are as follows (subject to change).

Students follow the History programme, along with Globalisation Studies and a thematic minor of their choice.
· Introduction to Global History
· Principles of Human Geography
· Introduction to Politics and Sociology
· Concepts and Practices in Politics and Sociology

History (seminar and lecture modules), thematic minor, and Globalisation Studies.
• Global History, 1780–1945
• Geographies of Migration
• Skills for Work

Students will undertake a combination of a one-semester work placement (places limited); on-campus studies; a semester abroad on
the Erasmus programme; or a full academic year abroad.

Completion of studies in History (major), thematic minor, and Globalisation Studies:
• Globalisation since 1945
• Mobilities
• Globalisation Studies Research Project

BA (History and Globalisation Studies) can select one of the following thematic minors: Classics: Literature, Art, Thought; French Language Studies; German Language Studies; Italian Language Studies; Italian Culture; Cultural Transmission; Physical Geography; Human Geography.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates develop skills of cultural intelligence—the ability to understand, relate and work across different cultures—that have become highly valued in the modern workplace. It provides good preparation for a range of careers, including business, the diplomatic service, international development, journalism, education, the non-governmental sector, public service, the heritage industries,
and publishing.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

A number of places will be available in the third year of the programme for students to undertake a single semester work placement. The aim of these placements is for you to develop the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme in a professional setting.

Placement opportunities are competitive, programme specific, and subject to change depending on availability. Work placements include community, industry and on campus opportunities. Year three study opportunities are also available at NUI Galway and beyond.

Study Abroad

Students may opt to spend a semester or full academic year abroad as part of the third year of their studies. NUI Galway has Erasmus exchange programmes with a range of universities across Europe, where students can develop their language skills, experience different cultures, and engage with new ideas and topics.

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

College of Arts, Social Sciences,
and Celtic Studies
t. +353 91 493958
e. collegearts@nuigalway.ie