Access to Arts Humanities Social Sciences & Law AHSSL

University College Dublin


Course Name Access to Arts Humanities Social Sciences & Law AHSSL
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code APFC
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Morning, Evening, Daytime
Location (Districts) Stillorgan, Belfield, Dublin City Centre
Application Date

Expand+Applications are made online.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be invited to come and meet with us for a brief, informal interview. During this time you will also be asked to produce a short written piece while you are here. ...

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Course Fee The fee for the Access Course to Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (AHSSL) course is €850 for the academic year.

Fees are paid in September when you begin the course.
Mature Applicants

Expand+Anyone aged 22 or more on January 1st of their year of entry to UCD Access may apply for the course. This is so that you will meet the age requirement of being at least 23 on January 1st when starting an undergraduate degree. There is no upper age li...

Financial Support

Expand+Each year, UCD awards Cothrom na Féinne Scholarships to students from low-income households, students with physical or sensory disabilities, students from the Traveller Community, and those with Refugee or Asylum Seeker status.

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Course Content

Expand+This is the oldest access course in Ireland and is designed to prepare matures learners for successful study at university

Access students who achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.6 or more are guaranteed entry to Arts, Humanities, Social Scie...

Subjects Taught Access students take six modules in total, three per semester, including:

1.First Steps - Introduction to Higher Education
2.Digital Literacy
3.Applied Academic Writing

and any three of the following:

•Introduction to Archaeology
•Ways of Reading: English Literature
•Writing History
•Introduction to the Law in Ireland
•Introduction to our Social World

Classes are scheduled both during the day and in the evening. It is possible to mix day and evening classes.
Careers or Further Progression Students who achieve a GPA of 2.6 or more will be guaranteed a place on the following undergraduate degree programmes at UCD:

•BA Arts (DN520)
•BA Humanities (DN530)
•BSc Social Sciences (DN700)
•BSocSc Social Policy and Sociology (DN750)
•BCL Law (DN600)

In addition to meeting the required standard on the course you must be eligible to apply on the grounds of mature years and make an application through the CAO.
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