Arts & Humanities

Carlow College - St. Patrick's


Course Name Arts & Humanities
Course Provider Carlow College - St. Patrick's
Course Code PC410
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BA (Honours)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

Admission is based on the Leaving Certificate points system, however the following entry requirements must be met in order to gain entry to this full-time degree course:

Minimum Entry Requirements

Two H5 and four H7/O6

Mathematics is not a requirement for any degree course.

English, or another language satisfies the language requirement for all degree courses.
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P. Link Modules)
Carlow College awards points for results in Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules in place of a Leaving Certificate subject as follows.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied does not meet the minimum entry requirements for programmes at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s. Holders of the LCA may gain entry through FETAC/FET level 5/6 award schemes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information FETAC/FET Applicants
Applicants that hold a FETAC/FET level 5/6 full award may apply to degree courses through the CAO before the 1st of February. Late applications will also be accepted up until the 1st of May. Application to all degree programmes are based on a full level 5/6 major award (120 credits).
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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Application
Applicants must be aged 23 years or older on or before the 1st of January of the year of entry to a full-time undergraduate degree programme to apply as a Mature Applicant.

Mature Applicants must apply through the Central App...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Non Standard Applicants
Carlow College, St. Patrick’s welcomes Applicants who are not of mature years but who wish to have taken into account qualifications and/or achievements additional to, or alternative to, the Leaving Certificate. Such qualifi...

Number of Places Maximum Intake 60
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Financial Support


Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
SUSI is the single grant-awarding authority handling all applications for student grants. Applicants must make their grant application online at Student grants are divided into mainten...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+The B.A. (Hons) in Arts & Humanities is a 4 year flexible, multidisciplinary degree, offering a wide variety of subjects within five streams: History; Psychology; English, Creative Arts & Media Studies; Philosophy and Theology (and Teaching Placement...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1: Mandatory Modules

Semester 1

English, Creative Arts and Media Studies
Virtues of Poetry (M)

Toolkit for History (M)

Ancient Greek Philosophy (M)

Psychology 1 (M)


Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
Graduates of the B.A. (Hons) in Arts and Humanities are highly employable and have progressed to a wide range of careers. Some of these careers include: Teaching (Primary, Post-Primary, and Third Level), Media and Media Production, ...

Further Enquiries Tel: 059 91 53200
Fax: 059 91 40258

Admissions Office Staff:
Points History
Year Points
2019 278
2018 261
2017 252