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Course Overview

Launched in 2018, the BA in Film & Digital Media offers students a unique combination of theory and practice across the areas of film and digital media. The core focus of the programme is the development of students’ creative and critical skills, positioning graduates to become content creators across a range of media platforms and giving them the entrepreneurial skills and flexibility required to work in today’s rapidly changing media environment. 

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the theory and history of film and digital media as well as training in film practice, screenwriting, and digital development and design. Students become familiar with industry standard tools and techniques, in addition to developing the fundamentals for creative professional practice in applied art and design.

The course is located within the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, offering students the opportunity to become part of the Huston’s creative community and connecting them to the local and national media industries from within a world-renowned University environment. Established in 2003 under the patronage of the Huston family, our graduates include an Academy Award and Emmy nominee for screenwriting. The Huston School has developed a wide range of links with the media industry in Ireland and graduates from the School have gone on to work in film production and direction, screenwriting, game design, e-learning, film festival programming, and lecturing amongst other areas. 

As a UNESCO City of Film, European Capital of Culture 2020 and the home of the Irish Film Board, Galway is situated at the heart of Ireland’s creative and cultural sector.

Watch our introductory video for Bachelor of Arts (Film and Digital Media) from our May 2021 Virtual Open Day

By the end of your course of studies in Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway, you will be:

  • Able to analyse, interpret, and critique films and media from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
  • Knowledgeable in the pre-production, production, and postproduction processes of film and digital media.
  • Able to apply design thinking processes to real world social and creative challenges.
  • Knowledgeable in the fundamentals of story structure and writing for the screen.
  • Trained in working collaboratively to produce a film or digital media projects.

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

Duration

4 years

Next start date

Sept 2022

A Level Grades (2022)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

20

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

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Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY127

Course code

Course Outline

 

The denominated BA degree in Film & Digital Media allows students to combine specialist knowledge of the area with a choice of two other subjects from the general Arts degree in the first year of study, and with one subject from the BA in years two and four.

In the first year, Film & Digital Media makes up half of the course, and students also choose two other subjects from the general Arts degree. In the second year, students study Film & Digital Media and one other subject carried over from first year. In the third year, the emphasis is on professional and practical development and giving students the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in years one and two within real-world settings. In the final year, students continue their study of Film & Digital Media and their chosen Arts subject, taking both for their final degree.

Year 1
In the first year students take 4 modules, offering a mix of practical and academic approaches across film and digital media. Students are given an introduction to the study of Hollywood and world cinema as well as practical training in filmmaking and digital design. 

  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Digital Design
  • Beyond Hollywood Film
  • Introduction to Filmmaking

Year 2
Students undertake six modules, offering a mix of theory and practice in the areas of digital media content, filmmaking, screenwriting and film analysis.

  • Introduction to Film Theory  
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Creative Media Design and Development
  • European Cinema
  • Screenwriting 1          
  • Film Practice 1

Year 3
The third year of the programme gives students the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired in years one and two within real-world settings. Working under the supervision of course personnel, students will engage in a range of intensive professional activities in both semesters. These will include internships with media and arts organisations, service learning projects with community groups, and supervised research and creative projects. Students who wish to do so may also apply to spend part of the year studying at a university outside Ireland.

 Year 4
The fourth year of the programme gives students the opportunity to focus on their areas of interest, whether this be film and media analysis or more practical areas of filmmaking or digital content creation. Students will undertake a final creative project or written dissertation in this year.

Core Modules

  • Creative Project/Minor Dissertation
  • Creative and Cultural Industries

Options Include

  • Screenwriting 2                      
  • Film Practice 2
  • Early and Silent Cinema
  • Irish Cinema
  • Introduction to Visual Culture
  • Creative Computing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Business Marketing

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 CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC1101: Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC1100: Classics in 20 Objects - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CC1102: Empire and Literature in Ancient Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Archaeology (20 Credits):
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1102: Recording Monuments in the Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 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 EC1109: Skills for Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (20 Credits):
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN1101: Literature and the Social World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN1106: Exploring English - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EN1102: Exploring English - 1BA and Denominated Programmes - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Required Core Subject: Film and Digital Media (20 Credits):
Required FMSK1100: Digital Design - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required FS101: Introduction to Film Studies I: Form - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required FM1100: Introduction to Visual Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required FS1100: Introduction to Filmmaking - 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 2
Required NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 1

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

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

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

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

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (20 Credits):
Required LN103: Gnéithe den Aistriúchán - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 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 ISSK1100: Introducing Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS1100: Irish Music and Emigration - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS1103: Introducing Irish Traditional Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS1104: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (20 Credits):
Required PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI120: Philosophical Questions & Issues - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (20 Credits):
Required SP1120: Practicing Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1125: Introduction to Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1121: Practicing Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required SP1126: Introduction to Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

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

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

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Ancient Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Ancient Classics in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC2103: Mediterranean Origins - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC3103: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part One - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2104: The City-State - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC3104: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part Two - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
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
Optional AR2105: Early Medieval Archaeology of Western Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR2103: Archaeology and Irish Identity – Celts, Christians, Vikings - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR334: Ancient Civilisations: The Rise of Complex Societies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR2100: Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
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 EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 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 EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN2166: Seduction, Sexuality, and Race: Early Modern Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2154: Exploring Shakespeare (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3154: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3101: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2121: Media Industries A - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG243.I: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG227.I: Eighteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2152: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG215.I: Literature of North America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2171: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3133: The Brontës (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2172: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2155: Exploring Shakespeare (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG215.II: Literature of North America - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2153: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2156: Love and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3155: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2122: Media Industries B - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG243.II: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2111: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG202: 18th Century Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3134: The Brontës (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Film and Digital Media (30 Credits):
Required FM2103: Creative Media Design and Development - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FM2100: Introduction to Screenwriting - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FM2101: Introduction to Film Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FS304: Digital Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FS2100: Themes in European Cinema - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FM2102: Film Practice 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

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

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG2103: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2104: Na Meáin Chumarsáide agus an Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2108: Canúint agus Caighdeán - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2102: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2107: Ainmneacha, Sloinnte agus Logainmneacha na hÉireann - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2106: An Fhiannaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2105: Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2110: Drámaíocht 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 TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI236: Environmental Planning: Principles & Processes - 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 TI2108: Introduction to Palaeoclimatology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI248: Coastal Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 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.
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2144: Technology and Society from Ancient Times to the Renaissance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BSS1100: Digital Citizenship - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
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 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 HI2128: Production, consumption, and the changing shape of the European home 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology 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 CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT238: Italian Culture & Society 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: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúcháin in the previous year / semester.
Required LN201: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN203: Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN205: Stair an Aistriúcháin in Éirinn - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN308: Téarmeolaíocht - 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 CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 4
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
Required ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematics (30 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Mathematical Studies.
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Optional ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST1111: Probability Models - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST2002: Statistics for Data Science 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST1112: Statistical Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 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 IS2104: Claiming Place in Gaelic Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 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 PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI232: Topics in Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI207: Philosophy Of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2105: Philosophical Inquiry through P4C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2110: Critical Skills in Context - 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 SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP235: Social Issues and Policy Responses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP2116: Sociology of Health - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP2117: International and Global Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SPSK3101: Politics and Society: Themes and Topics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP215.II: Modern Political 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 (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
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.
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 SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 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 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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 7
Optional CC3102: Studying Greek Figured Pottery - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC3108: Ancient Rhetoric - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC3103: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part One - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3100: Pompeii - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3104: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part Two - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3111: Creative Writing for Ancient Classics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS303.II: Special Research Project in Classics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3106: Behavioural Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3144: Empire Writing (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN2146: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN435.I: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN280.I: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3150: Historical Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3121: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG242.I: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3146: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3139: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3123: Stage and Page: The Early Modern Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3156: 20th Century Writing By Women (British & North America) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3140: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3151: Historical Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4112: Ecology and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4110: Gender, Sexuality and Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG202: 18th Century Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN399: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3122: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG207.II: Nineteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN280.II: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3147: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN598.II: Literature and Visual Art - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3134: The Brontës (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG242.II: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3145: Empire Writing (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN284.II: Creative Writing - Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN2147: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Required Core Subject: Film and Digital Media (30 Credits):
Optional FM4105: Film Practice 4 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM4101: Media & Audiences - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4103: Contemporary Irish Media: Policy, Politics and Practice since 1922 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM4100: Gender and Sexuality Onscreen - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ED2103: Design Your Life - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3108: Design Thinking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FS201: Screening Ireland: Ireland & the Irish in Film & Television - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FS305: Early and Silent Film (1895 - 1927) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional DT2112: The Practice and Exploration of the Creative Arts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM3102: Screenwriting 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM4103: Mixed Reality, Virtual Scene - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FM4102: Creative Programming and Exploratory Computing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional FM4108: Sport and Cinema - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ2100: Online and Social Media: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional FM4106: Documentary and Creative Non-Fiction on Screen - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional FM4110: Television Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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 7
Optional NG4104: Cineál agus Ceart na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4106: Ainmeolaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4103: Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4112: Scríbhneoirí Thír Chonaill - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4115: Gaeilge na hAlban 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4101: Filí agus Filíocht na Gaeilge, 700-1900 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4111: Cartlanna na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4110: An Ghaeilge agus na Meáin Chumarsáide - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geography/Tíreolaíocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3126: Geographies of Tourism: Planning, Development and Sustainability - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3127: Critical Geographies of Children - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3128: Palaeoceanography - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3113: Long-term Environmental Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3114: Environmental Change: International course in Chengdu, China - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI311: Advanced Gis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3117: Migration, Mobility and Belonging - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3100: Geography of Children, Youth and Families - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3101: Research Seminar in Natural Climate Variability - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3102: Research Seminar in Agriculture and the Multifunctional Countryside - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3103: Research Seminar in Beach Dune Dynamics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3104: Research Seminar in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3105: Research Seminar in Conservation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3106: Research Seminar in Critical Geopolitics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3107: Research Seminar in Future Climate Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3108: Research Seminar in Health Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3109: Research Seminar in Landscape and Heritage - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3110: Research Seminar in Political and Cultural Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3111: Research Seminar in Soil monitoring and waste management - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3112: Research Seminar in Sustainability & Resource Use - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3118: Research Seminar in Rural Planning - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3119: Research Seminar in Tourism - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3120: Research Seminar in Human-Environment Interactions - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3121: Research Seminar in Marine Spatial Planning - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3123: Research Seminar in Biogeography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3124: Research Seminar in Conservation Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3125: Research Seminar in Ice Age Climate - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI350: Research Seminar in Sustainable Development - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI351: Research Seminar in Recent Environment Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI352: Research Seminar in Geography of Rural Social & Economic Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI353: Research Seminar in Economic & Population Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI354: Research Seminar in Rural Development & Sustainable Environment - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI355: Research Seminar in Historical & Cultural Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI356: Research Seminar in Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI357: Research Seminar in Human Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI358: Research Seminar in Social Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI359: Research Seminar in Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI360: Research Seminar in Biogeography & Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI361: Research Seminar in GIS & Environmental Changes - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI362: Research Seminar in Planning & Urban Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI363: Seminar in Coastal Geomorphology & Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI364: Research Seminar:Health Geography & Urban-Rural Fringe Development - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI365: Research Seminar in Critical Environmental Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI366: Seminar in Environmental Planning - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI367: Research Seminar in Developmental Geographies - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German in the previous year / semester.
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI167: Power and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1963-1972 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI443: State & People in Ireland 1820-1845 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3100: Brave New World: Globalisation since 1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3194: The Environment Since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT319: Artificial Intelligence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúchain in the previous year / semester.
Required LN302: Gramadach and Litriú na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN303: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN305: Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN3101: Gnó an Aistriúcháin / Fotheidealú - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LN3102: Tionscadal Aistriúcháin - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann na Cumarsáide in the previous year / semester.
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CG4102: Lucht Féachana na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA413: Geilleagar na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA402: Iriseoireacht Fheidhmeach - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4101: Dúshláin na Meán Sóisialta - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4103: Tionscadal Deireadh Céime - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA313: Linear Algebra I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CS3101: Software for Mathematical Scientists and Educators - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS4423: Networks - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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 7
Required IS3101: Topics in Irish Music Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IS3102: Topics in Irish Literature Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IS3103: Independent Project in Irish Studies - 15 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3104: Philosophy of Culture in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3103: Environmental Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS1100: Digital Citizenship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3105: Philosophy of Nature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3106: Formal Logic 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3102: Contemporary East Asian Philosophies - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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 SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP219: Political Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3195: Equality, Diversity and Collective Action - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3197: Thinking Politically: The Power of Ideas - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3208: Contemporary American Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3199: Care, Power, Information - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3141: Socially-Engaged Art and Relations of Power - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3194: Theories of Nationalism - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3192: Sociology of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP420: Sociology Of The Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3193: Introduction to Social Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3137: Youth and Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3139: Comparative Government and Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3144: Political Liberty - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3198: Songs of Rebellion: Power, Resistance, and Affect - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3209: The Sociology of the Bioeconomy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3134: Human Rights Advocacy: Concepts, Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3150: Teaching Methods for the Politics and Society Classroom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL304: Women, Men & the Economy: Critical Explorations of Theory & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3205: Digital Society: Policy and Governance of the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional WS821.II: Thinking Differently: European Women's Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH3104: Hispanic Research: From Theory to Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH338: Mexican Women Writers - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH3102: Reading Gesture in Contemporary Latin American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH3101: Myth and Identity in Mexican and Central American Literatures - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a career in the broad field of the creative industries, including film and television production, digital design and content creation, cultural administration, screenwriting and digital marketing. Employing over 6,000 people nationwide, and generating an estimated €550 million annually, the creative industries are central to Ireland’s economic and cultural achievements on the global stage. Digital production skills are key to these developments, whilst other sectors are increasingly seeking the unique contributions of creative thinkers and makers.

The core focus on creative entrepreneurship and critical thinking also offers key transferable skills beyond media, with leading employers across all industrial sectors describing these as key graduate attributes in the contemporary labour market.

This degree offers clear opportunities to pursue further study and research at postgraduate level, including the range of MA programmes at the Huston such as the MA in Film Production & Direction, the MA in Digital Media, and the MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice.

Creative Community
As a student on the BA in Film & Digital Media you will become a member of the Huston creative community. Guest talks by industry practitioners, including Huston Adjunct Professor John Carney are offered to all students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will also become part of our network of students, past and present, who are working in the media industries locally and beyond.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Year 3 of the programme offers students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge within real-world settings, including internships with media and arts organisations and supervised research and creative projects.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,216 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Tuition

€3,076 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€18,620 p.a. 2023/24


EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

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 Charles

Charles Farrell |   Second Year Student

Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway is a unique and open-ended course which secures not only a strong foundation in film theory and the culture of cinema, but also lays the groundwork for practical film work and prepare students for the field. By watching and discussing films of all types and ages, this course brings students right from the ultimate basics to more advanced concepts and ideas. This work is complemented by Digital Media studies, ranging in topics from practical work in digital animation, to understanding modern media. With a mix of theory and practical work, this is a course I would recommend for any student with a passion for cinema, and who someday sees themselves in the industry.

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