Entry Points (2023)
440

Course Overview

This new course builds and expands on over a decade’s worth of experience in directing and fostering undergraduate talent specifically in Creative Writing at NUI Galway. It provides a unique opportunity for students with an aptitude and passion for literary expression, and in keeping with the principle that ‘writers learn to write by writing’, the emphasis throughout is on practice-based learning and experience.

You will study and practice all the major genres of Creative Writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting. Within these broader genres, you will be helped discover, experiment with and strengthen your own individual strands of interest.

During the course, your developing concentration on your own creative practice is paralleled by a focus on the practical imperatives and industry requirements in the many established and emerging writing-related fields. From the very start during your first year, a speaker from the writing professions visits the class each week for discussions, Q & A and informal conversation. This will help you begin to actively engage with the everyday routines and rhythms of writing-related professionals of all kinds.

With your expanding knowledge of what it takes to write at a high level, by the end of second year you will be ready to embark on a third year that provides for a 100% focus on your personal Creative Writing project(s). By the end of this specialism year, students on the course have developed advanced drafts of, for instance, novels of various kinds, collections of stories and/or flash fiction, poetry collections, plays, screenplays, essay collections, podcast scripts. You decide on your creative direction and project focus for the year, and then we will engage with your ideas and provide the teaching, mentorship and all-in guidance to help you fulfil your vision for your work.

Then, as you complete your studies in English and one other subject during your fourth and final year, you will build further on your third-year project(s) through modules that concentrate on further professionalisation, publication planning, social and public platforms and the various ways now of getting yourself and your writing out there.

 

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Dr John Kenny.
John McGahern Lecturer in Creative Writing
Programme director

http://www.universityofgalway.ie/our-research/people/english-and-creative-arts/johnkenny/

Mike McCormack, author and lecturer.
Director, MA in Writing 

https://canongate.co.uk/contributors/12516-mike-mccormack/

Betsy Cornwell, author.

https://www.betsycornwell.com

Susan Du Mars, author.

http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com

 
Tanya Farrelly, author.

https://tanyafarrelly.wordpress.com

Elaine Feeney, author.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1084515/elaine-feeney.html?tab=penguin-biography

Kevin Higgins, author.

http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com

Tim Kearney, screenwriting educator.

Kate Kerrigan (aka Morag Prunty), author.

https://www.katekerrigan.ie

Sarah O’Toole, theatre artist and writer.

https://www.sarah-otoole.com

 

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2024

A Level Grades (2023)

universityofgalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

40

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

1 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY111

Course code

Course Outline

Year 1

You will study Creative Writing, English, and one other Arts subject. The focus in Creative Writing will be on the practice of Fiction and Nonfiction, and there will also be a weekly visiting-speaker series.

Year 2

You will study Creative Writing, English, and your other chosen Arts subject. For Creative Writing, second year concentrates on the writing of Poetry, Plays and Screenplays.

Year 3

Your Creative Writing work will be the exclusive focus, through mentored independent project(s) and/or study abroad and/or work placement. While mentorship with professional writers is the prime work experience for our Creative Writing students, other forms of work placement are possible. Your third year provides a major opportunity for guided self-directed learning, and your can discuss your plans and prospects in advance with your course director and/or mentor. If you are studying a language with English and Creative Writing, you may avail of an exchange at an EU university, and the Creative Writing study path you take while abroad will be planned in advance. Non-language students may also avail of an exchange with an English-speaking university abroad, most typically in the USA or Canada.

Year 4

Completion of your studies in Creative Writing, English and your other subject. For Creative Writing, your classes will centre on project and portfolio consolidation, professionalisation and publication planning.

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: 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: Creative Writing (15 Credits):
Required CW101: The Forms of Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CW103: Writing Professions - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CW102: Exploring Non-Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (15 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (15 Credits):
Required ENSK1100: Exploring English - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 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 NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geilleagar (15 Credits):
Required EC145: Prionsabail na Micreacnamaíochta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC146: Prionsbail na Maicreacnamaíochta - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC147: Obair Chúrsa Eacnamaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geography/Tíreolaíocht (15 Credits):
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI1101: Geography in Practice - 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: 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: International Development (15 Credits):
Optional HR101: Introduction to Human Rights I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required DEV1103: Introduction to International Development - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional HR102: Introduction to Human Rights II - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required DEV1100: Introduction to Sustainable Development I - 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 na Cumarsáide (15 Credits):
Required CG1105: Bunús na hIriseoireachta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1107: Cleachtas Léirithe na Meán 1 - 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 PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PISK1102: Critical Thinking and Logic - 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
Optional PS1104: Design Your Life: Planning & developing Skills for your University Journey - 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: 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 Classics in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Ancient 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 AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2102: People, Ritual and Death: Life in Early Prehistoric Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 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
Optional AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 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 SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 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 AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2105: Heroic Epic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 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 CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 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: Creative Writing (10 Credits):
Required CW200: The Voices & Styles of Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CW201: Dramatic Ideas - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC400.V: University of Villanova: Economics - 15 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN2166: Seduction, Sexuality, and Race: Early Modern Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2154: Exploring Shakespeare (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 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 ENG227.I: Eighteenth-Century Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3133: The Brontës (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2173: Travel Writing in the Arctic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3101: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG243.I: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG215.I: Literature of North America - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2152: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2171: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2172: SERVICE LEARNING: READING AND WRITING WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN(S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2155: Exploring Shakespeare (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2174: Exploring Shakespeare (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG215.II: Literature of North America - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2153: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2156: Love and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3155: Literature, Empathy and Estrangement (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2122: Media Industries B - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG243.II: Special Topic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 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 (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 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
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 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 AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI248: Coastal Environments - 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 GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 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 HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2144: Technology and Society from Ancient Times to the Renaissance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2147: Life in urban Galway during the long nineteenth century - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2150: Europe, 1918-49 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI292: Central Europe, 1867-1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2155: Cultural Heritage & Public History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI284.I: Themes in Early Modern History I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2148: The British Empire in the Eighteenth Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI431: French Mobilisation and the Great War, 1914-24 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2135: Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: Disease and Armies (1489-1856) - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2156: Revolutionary Technologies, from Steam to Green - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2151: Europe since 1950 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2146: The Making & Breaking of Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2149: Global History 1870-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI459: The Tudors: Religion, State & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: International Development (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied International Development in the previous year / semester.

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 IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 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 LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 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 GA117: Dlí, Eiticí agus an Córas Poiblí - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2101: Craoltóireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2106: Cleachtas Léirithe na Meán 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 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 MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Modern Irish Culture Studies: Literature & Music (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 PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ED2103: Design Your Life - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PS3123: Exploring Routes to Wellbeing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
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 PI2105: Philosophical Inquiry through P4C - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ED2104: Design Your Life Semester 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 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 PI232: Topics in Theoretical Philosophy - 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 PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS3122: Cognitive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PS320: Memory & Cognition - 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 (Intermediate) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) 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 AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required 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 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: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 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 SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 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 SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG3101: Poets, Patrons & Propaganda: Irish Literature c.1100-1600 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 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 CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 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 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 CC3100: Pompeii - 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 CC3104: Intermediate Ancient Greek Part Two - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3111: Creative Writing for Ancient Classics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS303.II: Special Research Project in Classics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Economics in the previous year / semester.
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3106: Behavioural Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3104: Agricultural and Food Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied English in the previous year / semester.
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN387: Specialist Studies : Twentieth Century Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN2146: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN280.I: Transformations of the Novel - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3146: Monsters, Mischief, and Marvels: Reading Old English (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN598.I: Literature and Visual Art - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3159: 20th Century Writing By Women (British & North America) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN435.I: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3150: Historical Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3121: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG242.I: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3139: Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3144: Empire Writing (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3123: Stage and Page: The Early Modern Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3145: Empire Writing (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 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 EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 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 EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG202: 18th Century Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4112: Ecology and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN399: Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN4110: Gender, Sexuality and Drama (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3151: Historical Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3122: Murder, Intrigue, and Early Modern True Crime (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG207.II: Nineteenth-Century Writing - 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 EN598.II: Literature and Visual Art - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3134: The Brontës (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 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 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 EN2147: Medieval Piety: Poetry, Play, Prose (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR3101: French Language (Advanced) 1 - 5 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 FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional 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 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
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4104: Cineál agus Ceart na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4107: Teanga na Sean-Ghaeilge II - 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 NG4106: Ainmeolaíocht na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4100: Traidisiún na Lámhscríbhinní déanacha - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4110: An Ghaeilge agus na Meáin Chumarsáide - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional NG4111: Cartlanna na Gaeilge - 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 TI3113: Long-term Environmental Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3127: Critical Geographies of Children - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3128: Palaeoceanography - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3126: Geographies of Tourism: Planning, Development and Sustainability - 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 MG3117: Intercultural Encounters - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3106: Research Seminar in Critical Geopolitics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
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 TI3107: Research Seminar in Future Climate Change - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3108: Research Seminar in Health Geography - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3125: Research Seminar in Ice Age Climate - 10 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 MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI367: Research Seminar in Developmental Geographies - 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 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 TI3109: Research Seminar in Landscape and Heritage - 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 TI3105: Research Seminar in Conservation - 10 Credits - Semester 8

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

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI443: State & People in Ireland 1820-1845 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BSS2103: Introduction to Sustainability 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3194: The Environment Since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG3113: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI2155: Cultural Heritage & Public History - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI167: Power and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1963-1972 - 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 HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3196: The Great Irish Famine - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3195: Suffrage to Repeal: women's activism in Ireland and Britain, 1880-2016 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3304: Technology and Society 1750-1930 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI2156: Revolutionary Technologies, from Steam to Green - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Law in the previous year / semester.
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal 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 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 7
Required CG4101: Dúshláin na Meán Sóisialta - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4103: Tionscadal Deireadh Céime - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA313: Linear Algebra I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CS3101: Software for Mathematical Scientists and Educators - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 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 CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST2003: Random Variables - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 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 MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST2004: Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 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 PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BI3103: Career Development and Employability Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3104: Philosophy of Culture in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3103: Environmental Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3106: Formal Logic 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 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 PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI3102: Contemporary East Asian Philosophies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3211: Empathy in Action - 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 PS409: Psychology, Science & Pseudoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3114: Introduction to Communication Skills and Counselling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS338: Theories of Personality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 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 PS3108: Design Thinking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3107: Introduction to Psychophysiology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS345: Applied Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS4100: Technology and Health - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS336: Psychology, Society & Human Values - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional LW365: Criminology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS343: Pediatric Clinical Behavioural Interventions - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS3105: Global Engagement Module - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3101: Modelling Learning and Decision Making - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3103: Health and Well-Being: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS339: Behavioural Medicine - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3102: Brain and Behaviour: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MG3115: Megatrends - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AJ2114: Communicating Through Storytelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ED2104: Design Your Life Semester 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3110: Vertically Integrated Projects 1 S2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BSS2104: Introduction to Sustainability 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3124: Scientific Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 8

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

Further Education

Typical postgraduate courses our Creative Writing graduates move on to include our MAs in

Our students have a comparatively very high success rate in applications to a broad range of postgraduate courses at home and abroad.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

With a comparatively high proportion of our students attaining first-class honours degrees (typically 30-40% of the class), this course will help open doors of employment for you in all those fields where written communication is important. You will have fostered the talent, imagination and professionalism necessary to be a published author and you may consider a career as one.

The skills you will acquire are applicable to a wide range of careers and creative fields, for example in teaching, editing, publishing and other literary professions, advertising and copy-writing, games writing and narrative design, and the existing and ever-expanding areas in media, journalism and public engagement.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

While mentorship with professional writers is the prime work experience for our Creative Writing students, other forms of work placement are possible. Your third year provides a major opportunity for guided self-directed learning, and prospects for additional placements can be discussed in advance with your course director and/or mentor.

Study Abroad

If you are studying a language with English and Creative Writing, Erasmus exchanges with European universities are possible; the Creative Writing study path you take abroad will be discussed in advance with your course director. Non-language students may also avail of an exchange with an English-speaking university abroad, most typically in the USA or Canada.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,598 p.a. (€5,738 p.a. including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€20,000 p.a. (€20,140 p.a. including levy) 2024/25

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 John Kenny
John McGahern Lecturer in Creative Writing
School of English and Creative Arts

e. john.kenny@universityofgalway.ie
t. +353 91 495612


What Our Students Say

John

John McHugh |   BA Connect (Creative Writing)

‘The BA programme in Creative Writing gave me a formidable start in my journey as a writer. Now, with the publication of my first book, I think back to the programme’s combined focus on writing skills, imaginative daring and vision, and its strong workshop ethos: these are the vital foundations for building a future in the writing professions.’ John McHugh, author of Pure Gold (4th Estate/New Island, 2021).