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Course Overview

Arts with Children’s Studies (GY110 – AWC) is the only degree in Ireland and Europe that enables students to combine an Arts degree with a specialism in Children’s Studies. It enables students to take two traditional arts subjects alongside Children’s Studies to Degree Level. The expertise acquired through a BA with Children’s Studies will assist students in identifying the career path that best suits their particular talents and ambitions.

It is the perfect platform from which to pursue careers in social care work, advocacy, the creative arts, education, and community development. It provides an excellent basis for post-graduate study in social work, play therapy, speech and language therapy, and primary and/or post-primary teaching, and our graduates are very successful in gaining entry to these competitive programmes.

Recent graduates are currently working in speech and language therapy, play therapy, social work, and public policy, as well as in teaching and educational support in Ireland and abroad. A unique feature that sets it apart from the other GY110 streams (ACS and APP) is that it allows students to study two teachable secondary school subjects, in addition to studying childhood, ideally positioning them to apply to the PME in post-primary school teaching.

 

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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

Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting requirements.
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades (2022)

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Average intake

60

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GY110 AWC

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Course Outline

Year One:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Children in Social Contexts
  • Children and Health
  • Irish Childhoods

Year Two:

  • Child Law
  • Developmental Psychology
  • European Educational Approaches

 Year Three:

  • Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in Children’s Services
  • Children’s Rights
  • Theatre for Children and Young People
  • Children and Transition
  • Twenty-First Century Young Adult Literature
  • Work Placement and/or Study Abroad

Year Four:

  • Completion of studies in your two core degree subjects.

Modules offered may change from year to year, depending on availability.

We recommend that students of Children's Studies include a modern language among their other subjects so they can significantly broaden employment options (students interested in Primary School teaching should take Gaeilge).

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 (15 Credits):
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC1101: Mythology and the City in Ancient Greece - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional 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 (15 Credits):
Optional AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AR1102: Recording Monuments in the Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (15 Credits):
Optional SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional 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

Required Core Subject: Children's Studies (15 Credits):
Optional CN1107: Modern Children's Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CN1100: Children and Health - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CN1103: Children in Social Contexts - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CSS1101: Irish Childhoods: Gaelic Language and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (15 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (15 Credits):
Optional NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (15 Credits):
Required TI1101: Geography in Practice - 5 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) (15 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Global Media:
Required AJ1104: Digital Literacy Essentials - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ1100: History of Media - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AJ1102: Introduction to Media and Communication Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: History (15 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1100: Skills for Historians (BA Connect) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional HI1105: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 (Remote Learning) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Information Technology (15 Credits):
Required CT1101: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (15 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (15 Credits):
Required LW103.I: Irish Legal Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (15 Credits):
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (15 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 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 (15 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature and Music (15 Credits):
Required ISSK1100: Introducing Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature - 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 (15 Credits):
Required PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 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 (15 Credits):
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (15 Credits):
Required SP160: Problems in Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1125: Introduction to Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP1126: Introduction to Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Intermediate) (15 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Ancient Classics (25 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 (25 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
Optional AR2103: Archaeology and Irish Identity – Celts, Christians, Vikings - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR2100: Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR334: Ancient Civilisations: The Rise of Complex Societies - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
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 WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 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 AR2103: Archaeology and Irish Identity – Celts, Christians, Vikings - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Children Studies (10 Credits):
Optional CSS207: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CN2107: European Educational Approaches, Policies and Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CSS201: Introduction to Child Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PS1101: Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CN2100: Adolescents in Ireland: Healthy and Risky Behaviour - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2100: An tSochtheangeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG2101: An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge - 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 NG2109: Téamaí i Nuafhilíocht na Gaeilge - 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 NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG2110: Drámaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (25 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 (25 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.
Optional GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Global Media (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Global Media in the previous year / semester.
Optional AJ2102: Power without Responsibility - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2109: Understanding Media Audiences - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2112: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AJ2100: Online and Social Media: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2110: How Television Lobotomised the World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2116: Global Migration and Media: Refugees, Climate, Misinformation and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 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 HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2125: Global History, 1780-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
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 HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI459: The Tudors: Religion, State & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Information Technology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT2105: Web-based Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT230: Database Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT2101: Oral (Communication and Presentation Skills) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law (25 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
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (25 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 LN308: Téarmeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (25 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 GA117: Dlí, Eiticí agus an Córas Poiblí - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematics (25 Credits):
Required ST2001: Statistics for Data Science 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 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 (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature and Music in the previous year / semester.
Optional IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2104: Claiming Place in Gaelic Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2105: Popular Music, Cultural Identities and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IS2103: Irish Landscapes, Culture and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (25 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 PI2XX: 2nd Year Dummy seminar module - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2110: Critical Skills in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (25 Credits):
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (25 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 (25 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 SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2101: Spanish Language II A: Ex-Intermediate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH2100: Spanish Language II B: Ex-Beginner - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH236: Cultural Debates in Latin America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SH2102: Spoken Spanish and Oral Presentation Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH2103: Spanish Language II C - 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 AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
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
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR325: Minor Dissertation - 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 AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG3101: Poets, Patrons & Propaganda: Irish Literature c.1100-1600 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 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 CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC3102: Studying Greek Figured Pottery - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate 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 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 CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3100: Pompeii - 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: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional FR3101: French Language (Advanced) 1 - 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 FR3102: French Language (Advanced) 2 - 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 NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 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 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
Required NG4113: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 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
Optional NG4100: Traidisiún na Lámhscríbhinní déanacha - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG4105: An Béaloideas - An Scéalaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4109: Próslitríocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG4114: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 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 TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 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 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 BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3106: Research Seminar in Critical Geopolitics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3105: Research Seminar in Conservation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI352: Research Seminar in Geography of Rural Social & Economic Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3102: Research Seminar in Agriculture and the Multifunctional Countryside - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI364: Research Seminar:Health Geography & Urban-Rural Fringe Development - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI360: Research Seminar in Biogeography & Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI358: Research Seminar in Social Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3110: Research Seminar in Political and Cultural Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3109: Research Seminar in Landscape and Heritage - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3104: Research Seminar in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3125: Research Seminar in Ice Age Climate - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI367: Research Seminar in Developmental Geographies - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3103: Research Seminar in Beach Dune Dynamics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3112: Research Seminar in Sustainability & Resource Use - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3100: Geography of Children, Youth and Families - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI353: Research Seminar in Economic & Population Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI361: Research Seminar in GIS & Environmental Changes - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI363: Seminar in Coastal Geomorphology & Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI359: Research Seminar in Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI351: Research Seminar in Recent Environment Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI362: Research Seminar in Planning & Urban Geography - 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 TI3107: Research Seminar in Future Climate Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI357: Research Seminar in Human Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI354: Research Seminar in Rural Development & Sustainable Environment - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI350: Research Seminar in Sustainable Development - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI356: Research Seminar in Physical Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3101: Research Seminar in Natural Climate Variability - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3111: Research Seminar in Soil monitoring and waste management - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI355: Research Seminar in Historical & Cultural Geography - 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 TI3108: Research Seminar in Health Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German in the previous year / semester.
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 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: Global Media (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Global Media in the previous year / semester.
Optional AJ4106: Media Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4107: Advanced Media Production - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4110: Independent Research Project - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required AJ4103: Contemporary Irish Media: Policy, Politics and Practice since 1922 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AJ4100: We need to talk about gender, identity, race and sex - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AJ4108: Gangsters, Narcos and Wise Guys: Crime, Representation and Media - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AJ4102: Global Political Economy of the Mass Media - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI443: State & People in Ireland 1820-1845 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 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 HI3100: Brave New World: Globalisation since 1945 - 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 HI3180: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe (Remote Learning) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3179: Nazi Germany (Remote Learning) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3194: The Environment Since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 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 HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 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 HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 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
Optional CT336: Graphics And Image Processing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT317: Systems Approach - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT337: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
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: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal 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 LN305: Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN302: Gramadach and Litriú na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN303: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN3102: Tionscadal Aistriúcháin - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required LN3101: Gnó an Aistriúcháin / Fotheidealú - 5 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 CG4102: Lucht Féachana na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA413: Geilleagar na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA402: Iriseoireacht Fheidhmeach - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4103: Tionscadal Deireadh Céime - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4101: Dúshláin na Meán Sóisialta - 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
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CS3101: Software for Mathematical Scientists and Educators - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST2003: Random Variables - 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 MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS4423: Networks - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST2004: Statistical Inference - 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 PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3104: Philosophy of Culture in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS1100: Digital Citizenship - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3103: Environmental Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3102: Contemporary East Asian Philosophies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 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 PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 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 PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS338: Theories of Personality - 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 PS345: Applied Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS336: Psychology, Society & Human Values - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ED2104: Design Your Life Semester 2 - 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 PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3103: Health and Well-Being: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3102: Brain and Behaviour: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS339: Behavioural Medicine - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3107: Introduction to Psychophysiology - 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 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 SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 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 SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3192: Sociology of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP420: Sociology Of The Environment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3193: Introduction to Social Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3194: Theories of Nationalism - 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 SP3144: Political Liberty - 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 SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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

Further Education

Graduates of this programme will be eligible for entry into postgraduate professional qualifications in primary and secondary teaching, social work, research in children, health promotion, advertising and public relations; advocacy and community development both nationally and internationally.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a BA with Children's Studies, in addition to haveing a regular Arts Degree, will have a rounded understanding of the socio-cultural context of childhood and in particular of how the current legal, social and educational systems shape and influence the lives of children and adolescents. This training will assist in pursuing careers in the social care, child and family support, advocacy, the creative arts, education, health care and community development. The particular options open to graduates vary enormously depending on the two subjects that they take with their specialism.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

In the second semester of Year 3, students may have the opportunitiy to undertake a  work placement locally (Cope or Babaró for example) or abroad where they gain practical experience in their specialist area of Children's Studies. Students who are studying a foreign language with Children's Studies may undertake their placement in the county of the language they are studying or, in some cases, undertake a period of study in the specialism of Children's Studies at a Europen University. Students who are not studying a foreign language also have the opportunity to study at the University of York in Canada for one semester.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,738 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€16,540 p.a. 2022/22


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

Dr. Kate Harvey

Programme Director

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

E kate.harvey@nuigalway.ie

 


What Our Students Say

Molly

Molly Sullivan |   BA Connect with Children's Studies

"The Bachelor of Arts with Children's Studies programme has exposed me to different types of teaching methods and career paths available to me in my desire to work with children. I thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience I got from completing my placement in third year. It gave me a great taste of what working in the field with children is like. It has given me a strong foundation to build on as I prepare to begin my career. I am in the process of becoming a Play Therapist, which the BA with Children's Studies course has given me great confidence to do",

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