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AC137
Liberal Arts

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The programme is structured around two common years, with specialisations developing out of the common curriculum in the third year of study. In the third year students are required to major in one of four concentrations: Irish Studies, American Studies, History, or English. 


 
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In the third year students are required to major in one of four concentrations: Irish Studies, American Studies, History, or English


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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies

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The BA in Liberal Arts is designed to prepare students for a number of future careers in following areas:

  • Fields of business 
  • Social services 
  • Administration 
  • Teaching 
  • Research 
  • Media and broadcasting 
  • Performing arts 



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