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Course Overview

The BA in Music at the University of Galway is Ireland’s newest undergraduate music degree. Students learn about the theory and history of music, and develop creative practical skills in performance, composition and technology. There is also the possibility to take a work placement in a music-related field during the third year of the degree, for which students will receive training in transferable professional skills. This is an ideal course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in music, including teaching music in secondary schools and many other fields. 


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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 Level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Leaving Cert Music is recommended, but not essential.

Dr Aidan Thomson is Head of Music and Senior Lecturer at the University of Galway.

Dr Thomson is a musicologist with a particular interest in British and Irish music of the early twentieth century, particularly Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax and the ‘Celtic North’. He is also an experienced violinist (having led the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland while at university), pianist and organist.

Dr Thomson co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Vaughan Williams (Cambridge University Press, 2013). In 2016, he wrote and presented ‘Bax, Ireland and 1916’ for RTÉ Lyric FM’s ‘Lyric Feature’ programme, which looked at Bax’s relationship with the leaders of the Easter Rising. As part of the centenary celebrations, he also gave a public lecture in Dublin about Bax’s friendship with Pádraig Pearse.

Before coming to the University of Galway,  Dr Thomson was Lecturer in Music at Queen’s University Belfast, where he taught music history, theory and analysis, and some performance. He has also taught at the universities of Oxford and Leeds.

Dr Amanda Feery

Dr Amanda Feery has been appointed as the new Lecturer in Composition with the Department of Music at the University of Galway.  Amanda Feery is a composer working with acoustic, electronic, and improvised music, having written for chamber and vocal ensembles, film, theatre, installation, and multimedia. 

Graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Music in 2006, she continued her studies in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin, completing an M.Phil in 2009. Amanda was the Mark Nelson Fellow in Music at Princeton University, completing her PhD in Music Composition in 2019. Her research focused on Kate Bush’s song suite, The Ninth Wave.

Her work has featured at New Music Dublin, First Fortnight Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival, among others, and she has been composer-in-residence at Bang on a Can Summer Festival, SOUNDscape and Greywood Arts. Her 2019 residency at Centre Cultural Irlandais focused on recording piano improvisations on public pianos in Paris.

 


Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

Sept 2022

A Level Grades (2022)

nuigalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

25

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

2 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY130

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1

Year One provides an introduction to musical studies. Students study the following modules: Introduction to Music History, Introduction to Irish Traditional Music, Music Practice, and Theory and Critical Listening. Alongside Music, students take two other subjects.

Year 2

In Year Two, students consolidate the knowledge and skills they acquired in their first year. All students study modules in composition, harmony and keyboard harmony, sound technology and music history. There are further optional modules in Irish traditional music, performance, popular music and musical theatre. Alongside Music, students continue with one of the other subjects that they studied in Year One.

Year 3

Year Three is dedicated to Music and to the development of special skills and/or experiences.  In Semester 1, students take three Music modules on campus. These include Editing and Transcription, Scoring and Arranging, Musical Theatre. In Semester 2, students may have the opportunity to study Music abroad or carry out a locally based work placement or complete an extended project in Music at the University of Galway

Year 4

In Year Four, students study Music alongside the subject that they studied in Year Two. All students complete an extended essay or composition portfolio, as well as taking modules in music history and performance analysis. Optional modules include Music Practice, Traditional Music Performance, Opera, and Women in Pop. Upon graduation, students receive a degree in Music and one other subject (e.g. French, Mathematics, Psychology, Information Technology, English, History etc.).

Students will be assessed using a combination of class tests and written and practical continuous assessment.

Students spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures, tutorials and practicals, and undertaking independent study.

 

 

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
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Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
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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: 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: Celtic Civilisation (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose International Development.
Required SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 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 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

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: 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 CT1120: Algorithms - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: International Development (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Law.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Psychology.
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose Celtic Civilisation.
Required DEV1103: Introduction to International Development - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HR101: Introduction to Human Rights I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required DEV1100: Introduction to Sustainable Development I - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required HR102: Introduction to Human Rights 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: Law (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose International Development.
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW103.I: Irish Legal Systems - 5 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 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

Required Core Subject: Music (20 Credits):
Required MU1101: Traditional Music in Ireland: 1792 to the New Millennium - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MU1103: Music Theory and Critical Listening - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MU1102: Music Practice 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required MU1100: Introduction to Music History - 5 Credits - Semester 1

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: Psychology (20 Credits):
If you choose this subject, you cannot choose International Development.
Required PS1103: Introduction to Research Methods and Practical Skills in Psychology - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PS1100: Critical and Collaborative Thinking - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 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 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 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: 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 SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR2103: Archaeology and Irish Identity – Celts, Christians, Vikings - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC2103: Mediterranean Origins - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 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 CCS204: Visualising Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
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 SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 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 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 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 EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2166: Seduction, Sexuality, and Race: Early Modern Identities - 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 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 EN3154: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2121: Media Industries A - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG243.I: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG227.I: Eighteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2152: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2171: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 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 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 EN2172: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S2) - 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 EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2156: Love and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2153: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 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 ENG215.II: Literature of North America - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2122: Media Industries B - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3155: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3102: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2111: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2168: Early Modern Studies in the Global Classroom - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG202: 18th Century Studies - 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 NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 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
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 TI2105: Tíreolaíocht Na Tuaithe: Sochaí, Spás agus Geilleagar - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2108: Introduction to Palaeoclimatology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI248: Coastal Environments - 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 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 HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 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 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 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 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 CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 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: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW232: Housing Law & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW358: Environmental Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW205: Contract 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 MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA211: Calculus I - 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 ST1111: Probability Models - 5 Credits - Semester 3
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 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 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 EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IS2103: Irish Landscapes, Culture and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Music (30 Credits):
Optional IS2105: Popular Music, Cultural Identities and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MU2103: Music Practice 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MU2100: Harmony and Keyboard Harmony - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MU2102: Introduction to Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT2112: The Practice and Exploration of the Creative Arts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MU2101: Music Histories and Repertories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MU2105: Musical Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MU2104: Power, Hierarchies and Irish Traditional Music Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MU2107: Introduction to Sound Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MU2108: Music History 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional DT2113: The Practice and Exploration of the Creative Arts (S2) - 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: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Psychology in the previous year / semester.
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS338: Theories of Personality - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
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 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 (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH236: Cultural Debates in Latin America - 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 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: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3101: Poets, Patrons & Propaganda: Irish Literature c.1100-1600 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC3108: Ancient Rhetoric - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC3102: Studying Greek Figured Pottery - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 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 CC3110: History and Philosophy of Science from Antiquity to Modernity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 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 CC3104: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part Two - 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 EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 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 EN3144: Empire Writing (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN2146: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN435.I: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 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 ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 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 EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (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 EN3121: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (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 EN3156: 20th Century Writing By Women (British & North America) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3140: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3151: Historical Fiction (S2) - 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 EN4112: Ecology and Literature - 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 ENG207.II: Nineteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN280.II: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3122: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN598.II: Literature and Visual Art - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3134: The Brontës (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3147: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN2147: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S2) - 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 EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN284.II: Creative Writing - Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG242.II: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 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 EN399: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 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 NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 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 NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 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 TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 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 TI332: Local Development: Theory and Practice - 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 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:
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 HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 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 HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
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 HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 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 HI3194: The Environment Since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 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 BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 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: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
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 ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 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

Required Core Subject: Music (30 Credits):
Optional MU4100: Music Extended Essay - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MU4103: Composition Portfolio - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MU4105: Irish Traditional Music Performance - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MU4107: Opera - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MU4104: Music History 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MU4110: Choral Conducting - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MU4101: Women in Popular Music - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MU4102: Writing About Music: Performance Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MU4109: Writing Piano Accompaniment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MU4106: Music Practice 3 - 5 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: 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 7
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS409: Psychology, Science & Pseudoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3114: Introduction to Communication Skills and Counselling - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3109: Vertically Integrated Projects 1 S1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS343: Pediatric Clinical Behavioural Interventions - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS4100: Technology and Health - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS336: Psychology, Society & Human Values - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS345: Applied Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3101: Modelling Learning and Decision Making - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3110: Vertically Integrated Projects 1 S2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ED2104: Design Your Life Semester 2 - 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 SP3195: Equality, Diversity and Collective Action - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP219: Political Sociology - 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 SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 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 SP3194: Theories of Nationalism - 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 SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 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 SP3144: Political Liberty - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 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

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Music graduates typically go on to careers in such fields as performance, teaching, composition, academia, sound engineering, music therapy, arts administration, journalism, broadcasting, publishing, librarianship and archivism. In some cases, this may require a further vocational qualification or postgraduate study. 

The BA Arts Music programme has been designed to meet the requirement of the Irish Teaching Council, so graduates will be qualified to use music as a teaching subject as part of their study for a postgraduate degree in post-primary education. 

Students will also have opportunities to avail of at the University of Galway are unique offerings in creative arts management and business, ensuring they have real-world skills that will be directly relevant to the creative arts industry in Ireland and internationally. 

Music BA graduates have transferable skills in such areas as public presentations, teamwork, research, and written and verbal communication. These skills are highly attractive to employers in a wide range of fields beyond music.  

Students can combine the study of music with subjects such as Psychology, Legal Studies, Information Technology or Languages, all of which open up career opportunities in those areas. 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

In the third year of the programme, most students spend a semester either studying abroad at an international university or on a placement with an Irish arts, media or educational organisation. The university has partnerships with Galway Music Residency and Music for Galway; students may take placements with such organisations in the areas like marketing, production, administration or other areas relevant to their course. Students taking a language must spend a semester abroad studying in a country where that language is spoken, such as University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France; University of Bologna, Italy or Oviedo in Spain. There are also international links with American universities where students can study Music and other performing arts subjects such as Notre Dame University in Indiana, USA. 



Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,416 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Tuition

€3,276 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€19,040 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.

Find out More

Name  of Contact Person: Dr Aidan Thomson, Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at NUI Galway
School/College Name: School of English and Creative Arts
Office Phone Line: +353 91 493675
Email Address: music@nuigalway.ie
 
Other useful links:
 
Katie

Katie Feeney |   Final Year Music Student 2021-2022

“Studying in the BA Music course in NUIG has not only enriched my music knowledge, but it has also introduced me to like-minded people who have become great friends throughout our four years of study. The course’s wide range of modules opened my eyes to areas of music I had not thought about or encountered before studying in NUIG. As I am now at the end of the degree, I have come to realise that some of these specific modules I was introduced to through the BA Music have hugely influenced where I aspire to go with my music career.”

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