English: You’ll engage with a wide range of literature and become familiar with the vital characteristics and contexts of drama, poetry, film and fiction.
This joint honours degree will give students new critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society.
Subject choices have increased since 2016 and now include English, International Languages, Irish, Geography, History, Human Development, Law, Media Studies, Music, Politics, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies.
Each subject area provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline while also providing a solid foundation for further study. Chosen subjects will be studied through seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials and some on-line learning giving students the opportunity to get to know fellow students.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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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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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Many subject options offer the opportunity to avail of a year long study period abroad in a partner university.
This degree leads to career opportunities in post primary teaching, translation, postgraduate studies, multinational corporations and international organisations including the EU which since 2003 recognises Irish as an official working language.