Arts - English

University College Dublin


Course Name Arts - English
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN520
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters BA - Joint Honours
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements
– To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a studen...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Anticipated QQI-FET places 2019: 24
Minimum QQI-FET points 2018: 341

QQI-FET Applicants
Applicants with appropriate QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) qualifications and modules, with a minimum of distinction in five modules, can be admitted on a c...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+What is a mature applicant?
A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2019, your date of...

Alternative Entry Go to for information on alternative entry routes.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places DN520 Places 350
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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+Why is this subject for me?
Study English at UCD if you are an enthusiastic reader, talker and writer, and love literature. Strengthen your understanding of narrative, poetic and dramatic forms. Enlarge your critical vocabulary and historical awaren...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Modules include:
First Year
• Literature in Context 1 & 2
• Contemporary Irish Writing
• Literary Genre.

Second Year
• Students can study Critical Theory
• Reading Medieval Literature
• Irish Literature in Engl...

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Assessment Method Assessment is through end-of-semester essays and written examinations, as well as a range of continuous assessment methods, including worksheets, presentations and project work.
Comment Studying English as a Joint Major with one of the below:

Art History
Irish Folklore
Celtic Civilisation
Irish Studies
Drama Studies
Film Studies
Greek & Roman Civilisation
Irish/ Gaeilge


Studying English with one Minor subject:

Information & Communications Studies
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Graduates in English work across a wide
range of industries, including:

• Broadcasting and Journalism
• Cultural Production and Arts Management
• Public Relations
• Business / Finance • Publishing • La...

Further Enquiries Undergraduate Office
UCD School of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building
Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716 8323/ 8328
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 336
2018 381
2017 326