Progression from QQI-FET Arts and Humanities

If you want to understand and explain the worlds around you, and if you are interested in evaluating evidence, in weighing up arguments and in being creative, our Arts & Humanities
degrees are designed for you. Our degrees develop deep understandings of people, societies and cultures, past and present. We challenge students to consider new perspectives and new ways of approaching problems and ideas. Our graduates are equipped with transferable skills for employment and are recognised for their achievements in business, the media, education, administration, public service and the arts.

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How do I get in by this route?

Entry to the first year of Arts (DN520) and Humanities (DN530) is available on a competitive basis to students who have attained the relevant awards with a minimum of 5 distinctions.

What awards are acceptable?

Pass in one of the following QQI-FET awards with distinctions (80% or better) in a minimum of 5 modules:

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Level 5 Awards  
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M2181 Applied Social Studies
5M2468 Business Administration
5M2102 Business Studies
5M3050 Community Development
5M4468 Community Health Services
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
5M5048 / 5M2155 Creative Media
5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
5M0828 eBusiness
5M3635 Education and Training
5M5158 / 5M18519 Film and TV Production
5M3114 General Studies / Liberal Arts
5M1995 Graphic Design
5M2067 Information Processing
5M2111 International Trade
5M2464 Journalism
5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
5M2073 Language and European Studies
5M3789 Legal Studies
5M2069 Marketing
5M5162 Media Engineering
5M0528/ 5M18518 Media Production
5M2146 Multimedia Production
5M2011 Music
5M1997 Office Administration
5M5151 Performing Arts
5M4511 Radio Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M2149 Sound Production
5M5163 Theatre Performance
5M5152 Theatre Production
5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
5M4732 Youth Work
Level 6 Awards  
6M5013 Administration
6M4029 Art
6M3618 Arts Administration
6M5149 Broadcasting
6M4985 Business
6M5545 Cartoon Animation
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
6M20496 Digital Media Production
6M3566 Drama
6M2007 Early Childhood Care and Education
6M5159 / 6M18534 Film and TV Production
6M3115 Information, Advice and Advocacy
6M5014 International Contact Centre Service
6M4587 Management
6M5130 Media Production
6M3732 Photography
6M0691 Software Development
6M2115 Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
6M5012 Tourism and Business

What modules are required?

No specific modules are required so long as you have obtained the award with a minimum of 5 distinctions.

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive amongst eligible applicants based on QQI-FET scoring.


All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university