Entry Points (2020)
300

Course Overview

This is a highly flexible programme, offering you a wide range of two-subject combinations to degree level. In addition to academic rigour, you will acquire transferable skills designed to make you career-ready and equipped for employment and further study in Ireland or abroad. Over the course of your three-year degree, you will be able to pursue and develop your interests across a broad range of subjects. The Joint-Honours BA will help you become a disciplined and creative thinker, capable of expressing your thoughts coherently and persuasively.

You will study three subjects in First Arts. You continue to study two of the subjects that you pass in first year to degree level - in Second and Final Arts.

For those students studying a modern language, you will study abroad in a country or region where the language is widely spoken in Year 3 before returning to a complete a fourth and final year. In this instance, you will graduate with a BA (International). You will pursue both of your degree subjects during the period abroad. Students registered for two languages are required to spend a minimum of twelve weeks in each of the countries/regions where the relevant languages are spoken. This will usually consist of an academic year abroad arranged by the University in one language and a summer placement arranged by the student in the other relevant country/region.

Non-language students may also graduate with a BA (International) by spending a year abroad in the US or on European exchanges where programmes are available through English.

BA (International)

The BA (International) is a four-year version of the BA (Joint-Honours), BA (Public and Social Policy) and BA (Psychology) programmes. Applications are made in Second Arts and students spend their third year studying in a third-level institution abroad or on an approved placement overseas. Studying a modern language to degree level involves spending a period, normally an academic year, abroad in a country or region where the language is widely spoken. You will pursue both of your degree subjects during the period abroad. Students registered for two languages are required to spend a minimum of twelve weeks in each of the countries/regions where the relevant languages are spoken. This will usually consist of an academic year abroad arranged by the University in one language and a summer placement arranged by the student in the other relevant country/region. Non-language students may also take a BA International by spending a year abroad in the US or on European exchanges where programmes are available through English.

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Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

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


Additional Requirements

None
Duration

3 yrs: BA, 4 yrs: BA international

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades (2020)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

1000

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY101

Course code

Course Outline

The Bachelor of Arts (Joint-Honours) Entry has subject groupings.  Students of GY101, Bachelor of Arts (Joint-Honours), study 3 subjects in their first year, from a selection of 21 subjects. A subject belongs to one of 7 groups, and you cannot select more than one subject from a group. On progression to second year, you continue to study two of the subjects to degree level.

  • In NUI Galway we refer to the department that teaches a subject as a 'Discipline'. The table below shows the subjects, in their subject groups. You can follow the links to the Discipline website for each subject.
  • Read a brief introduction (subject description, overview of course content and career options) to each subject available to BA (Joint-Honours) students ‌‌‌HERE‌.

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More about each subject on the BA (Joint-Honours)

Additional Information on selecting subjects.

Curriculum Information

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. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
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: Ancient Classics (20 Credits):
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC1101: Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC1100: Classics in 20 Objects - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CC1102: Empire and Literature in Ancient Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Archaeology (20 Credits):
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1102: Recording Monuments in the Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (20 Credits):
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG116: Celtic Mythology, Religion & Folklore - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (20 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC1109: Skills for Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (20 Credits):
Required EN1102: Exploring English - 1BA and Denominated Programmes - 10 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 (20 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required FR1101: Introduction to French Literature in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (20 Credits):
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (20 Credits):
Required TI1100: Geography in Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (20 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1102: Skills for studying German (Advanced) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required GR1103: Skills for studying German (Beginners) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (20 Credits):
Required HISK1101: Skills for Historians (1) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HISK1102: Skills for Historians (2) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Information Technology (20 Credits):
Required CT1101: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1120: Algorithms - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (20 Credits):
Required IT1101: Italy at the movies - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (20 Credits):
Required LW103.I: Irish Legal Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW126: Legal Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (20 Credits):
Required LN103: Gnéithe den Aistriúchán - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (20 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1101: Machnamh Criticiúil agus Láithreoireacht - 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 (20 Credits):
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required MA208: Quantitative Techniques for Business - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music (20 Credits):
Required IS1103: Introducing Irish Traditional Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required ISSK1100: Introducing Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS1100: Irish Music and Emigration - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS1104: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (20 Credits):
Required PISK1101: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing (Remote Learning) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI120: Philosophical Questions & Issues - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (20 Credits):
Required PS1103: Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Skills in Psychology - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (20 Credits):
Required SP1118: Practising Sociology and Politics 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP158: Introduction to Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1119: Practising Sociology and Politics 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required SP159: Concepts and Practices of Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Intermediate) (20 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required SH1102: Mundo hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR2102: People, Ritual and Death: Life in Early Prehistoric Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR2103: Archaeology and Irish Identity – Celts, Christians, Vikings - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS204: Visualising Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2103: Mediterranean Origins - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 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 CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2104: The City-State - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geilleagar in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2166: Seduction, Sexuality, and Race: Early Modern Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG243.II: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2111: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2168: Early Modern Studies in the Global Classroom - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2156: Love and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2153: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG2102: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2105: Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2108: Canúint agus Caighdeán - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2104: Na Meáin Chumarsáide agus an Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2107: Ainmneacha, Sloinnte agus Logainmneacha na hÉireann - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2103: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geography/Tíreolaíocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI2102: Introduction To GIS - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI229: Political & Cutural Geography: Identity, Race & the Nation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI248: Coastal Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI230: Economic Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI258: Rural Environments: Sustainability & Management - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2104: Marine Spatial Planning - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2105: Tíreolaíocht Na Tuaithe: Sochaí, Spás agus Geilleagar - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied German (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
Required GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2130: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2132: Religion and Irish Life in the Twentieth Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2125: Global History, 1780-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2102: The Modern United States, 1865-2008 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI431: French Mobilisation and the Great War, 1914-24 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2135: Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: Disease and Armies (1489-1856) - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Programming & Logical Foundations II in the previous year / semester.
Required CT2105: Web-based Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT230: Database Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Required IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT2101: Oral (Communication and Presentation Skills) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW419: Health and Safety Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúcháin in the previous year / semester.
Required LN203: Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN201: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN205: Stair an Aistriúcháin in Éirinn - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN308: Téarmeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann na Cumarsáide in the previous year / semester.
Required CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2101: Craoltóireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2103: Teicneolaíochtaí na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GA117: Dlí, Eiticí agus an Córas Poiblí - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Mathematics.
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST238: Introduction to Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematics (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Mathematical Studies.
Optional ST1111: Probability Models - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA2103: Straitéisí agus Cluichí: Bunús - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST1112: Statistical Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST236: Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music in the previous year / semester.
Required IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IS2104: Claiming Place in Gaelic Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IS2105: Popular Music, Cultural Identities and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IS2103: Irish Landscapes, Culture and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI207: Philosophy Of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2105: Philosophical Inquiry through P4C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS338: Theories of Personality - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological & Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP226: Comparative Themes In Society And Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP235: Social Issues and Policy Responses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP234: International Relations - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP3151: Development, Equality, Advocacy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SPSK3101: Politics and Society: Themes and Topics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP215.II: Modern Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP3152: Comparative Government and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP3153: Topics in Contemporary Social and Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP2115: Historical perspectives in Political and Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SPSK3102: Society and Politics: Ideas and Research - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SP220: Methods For Social And Political Science - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH236: Cultural Debates in Latin America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2103: Spanish Language II C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 3 (60 Credits)

Optional MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 6

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 5
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AR2104: Legends and Real-World Landscapes of Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SG3101: Poets, Patrons & Propaganda: Irish Literature c.1100-1600 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CC3102: Studying Greek Figured Pottery - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CC3109: Religions of the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CC3100: Pompeii - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CC3108: Ancient Rhetoric - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN387: Specialist Studies : Twentieth Century Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EN3123: Stage and Page: The Early Modern Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ENG242.II: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN284.II: Creative Writing - Credits - Semester 6
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3151: Historical Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3140: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN4112: Ecology and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3147: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EN2147: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6

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

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG4102: Miontráchtas Taighde i Léann na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NG4110: An Ghaeilge agus na Meáin Chumarsáide - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NG4104: Cineál agus Ceart na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional NG4112: Scríbhneoirí Thír Chonaill - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required NG4101: Filí agus Filíocht na Gaeilge, 700-1900 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required NG325: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geography/Tíreolaíocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI317: Specialism 2 (Cultural Geography) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI3113: Long-term Environmental Change - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI332: Local Development: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI311: Advanced Gis - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI3117: Migration, Mobility and Belonging - 5 Credits - Semester 6

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 5
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI3177: Poland: Patterns of Persecution - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI443: State & People in Ireland 1820-1845 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HI328: The Northern Ireland Problem - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI574.I: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT319: Artificial Intelligence - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 6

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 5
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúchain in the previous year / semester.
Required LN305: Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LN302: Gramadach and Litriú na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LN303: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required LN3101: Gnó an Aistriúcháin / Fotheidealú - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required LN3102: Tionscadal Aistriúcháin - 10 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann na Cumarsáide in the previous year / semester.
Required GA413: Geilleagar na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CG4102: Lucht Féachana na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required GA402: Iriseoireacht Fheidhmeach - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required CG4103: Tionscadal Deireadh Céime - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CG4101: Dúshláin na Meán Sóisialta - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Mathematics (Honours).
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required MA313: Linear Algebra I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required CS3101: Software for Mathematical Scientists and Educators - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Mathematical Studies.
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA4101: Teaching and Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA2103: Straitéisí agus Cluichí: Bunús - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CS4423: Networks - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music in the previous year / semester.
Required IS3100: Introducing Literary and Cultural Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required IS3102: Topics in Irish Literature Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required IS3101: Topics in Irish Music Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required IS3103: Independent Project in Irish Studies - 15 Credits - Semester 6

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 5
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PI3104: Philosophy of Culture in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PI3103: Environmental Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PI3102: Contemporary East Asian Philosophies - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Psychological Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PS343: Pediatric Clinical Behavioural Interventions - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS3101: Modelling Learning and Decision Making - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS4100: Technology and Health - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS345: Applied Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PS3107: Introduction to Psychophysiology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological And Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP3109: Sociological reflections on the Holocaust - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP406: Principles Of Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3113: Early Years Education and Care: Research & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3105: Globalisation, prostitution and the state - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SPL316: Contemporary Irish Health Policy in Comparative Context - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP693.I: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3140: The Practices and Politics of Transport - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3141: Socially-Engaged Art and Relations of Power - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP493: Environmentalism - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3134: Human Rights Advocacy: Concepts, Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP698: Transforming Children's Services - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP469: Political Anthropology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SPL304: Women, Men & the Economy: Critical Explorations of Theory & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SPL315.I: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP6121 (SEM 1): The Power of Story and Narrative: Researching our Lives - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3145: Advocacy, Diversity and Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP586: Sociology of Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3151: Development, Equality, Advocacy - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3119: Green Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3115: Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3120: Degrees of Freedom: The Politics of Poverty, Welfare and Punishment - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SPL314: Theories of Nationalism - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP693.II: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP649: Power - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3137: Youth and Society - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP407: Sociology Of Work - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3139: Comparative Government and Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP498.I: Sociology of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP694: The Power of Story and Narrative: Researching Our Lives - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP420: Sociology Of The Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3152: Comparative Government and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SP3153: Topics in Contemporary Social and Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SH3101: Myth and Identity in Mexican and Central American Literatures - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SH338: Mexican Women Writers - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SH3102: Reading Gesture in Contemporary Latin American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 6

Further Education

Many Arts graduates undertake research-based or taught postgraduate programmes. These may be academic or vocational in their focus and prepare graduates for employment in a broad range of careers, including teaching, law, languages, social work, performing arts, journalism, policy development, creative industries, business, heritage, information technology and public administration. We offer a range of taught masters degree and postgraduate diploma programmes of interest to Arts graduates. In the past number of years, the College has pioneered the development of structured PhD programmes which combine the traditional research dissertation of the PhD with generic and discipline-specific training modules designed to enhance your skills and employability. These programmes can be viewed at:

Career Prospects

Arts graduates are found in almost every walk of life and BA graduates from NUI Galway occupy leading positions in commercial, social, educational, and public organisations at home and abroad. This website gives examples of careers taken up by Arts graduates and has useful advice for Arts graduates.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

There is a wide variety of careers open to Arts graduates in commercial, social, educational and public organisations. Indeed, Arts graduates may be found in every walk of life. 

Your Career with an Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree is NUI Galway’s most popular undergraduate programme, and the second largest degree programme in the country.  Arts graduates are amongst the most employable graduates in the world because of their versatility and ability to think critically and independently. An Arts degree provides you with a unique combination of intellectual skills, knowledge and interpersonal competence that will make you highly adaptable in a constantly changing workforce.

Arts graduates are not locked into one set of skills that may become redundant in the future; they are flexible, multi-skilled critical thinkers, well prepared to meet the challenges of the modern jobs market. The Arts degree is the perfect foundation for a wide range of interesting and rewarding careers.

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Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2020/21

Fees: Non EU

€16,300 p.a. 2021/22

EU Fees 2020/21:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf 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.

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Hannah Healey |   Current Student

I chose to study Arts because it gives you a wide variety of subjects to choose from, so it seemed the best option for me. I hope to do a postgrad in Public Relations once I'm finished.

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