Your options for studying English in Maynooth are as a Double Major, Major/ Minor, or as a Minor.
In studying English you will be encouraged to engage in critical debate about the meaning and value of particular texts. This will help to foster intellectual flexibility: an awareness of the multi-dimensional nature of situations and the ability to approach problems with an open mind. As a result, you will gain analytical skills and develop critical thinking - skills which appeal greatly to future employers.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|BACXX||Administration - Construction|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
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 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.
Employers of all kinds value the accuracy, articulacy and capacity for reasoned reflection gained by taking English as a university subject. A wide range of occupations are available, among them journalism, editing, publishing, the civil service; creative writing; librarianship; the theatre; and teaching at all levels.