Progression from QQI-FET Arts (DN500)

The BA degree programme at UCD is the most diverse in Ireland offering more than 30 subjects.

Many BA students will select at least one unfamiliar subject to broaden their experience, ideas and education. In Stage 1 you take 12 modules over two semesters; you will generally study three or four different subjects including modules from outside the BA programme area – so you can, for example, maintain an interest in science, business or a language if that is what you wish to do.

In the later stages of your BA programme you will specialise in one or two subject areas, with the flexibility of taking a minor option or using your electives to continue your interest in other subject areas.

The subjects available through the BA Joint Honours programme (DN500) are described in detail in the prospectus and on www.myucd.ie/courses/arts-humanities-social-science/. Take time to find out as much as you can about topics that interest you. Remember, although the choice is very broad, you should visit the website at www.myucd.ie/courses/arts-humanities-social-science/. to make sure your chosen combination is available to degree level.

This course will not be offered in 2018. Applicants for 2018 may be interested in:
DN520 Arts
DN530 Humanities

DN700 Social Sciences

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How do I get in by this route?

Entry to first year BA Joint Honours (DN500) is available on a competitive basis to students who have attained the relevant awards with the required modules. There are three relevant sets of awards detailed below.


Awards A

What Awards are acceptable?

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

ECHSX or 5M2154   Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX or 5M2073   Language and European Studies

 

What modules are required?

The award must include a distinction in

G20001 or 5N0690   Communications

 

and distinctions in any 3 of the following modules.

E20115 or 5N0762   Archaeology   E30106 or 6N2399 or
E20106 or 5N1623
  French
         
E20024 or 5N1444   European Studies   E30107 or 6N2401 or
E20107 or 5N1624
  German
     
D20032 or 5N1279   Human Growth & Development
        E30110 or 6N2398 or
E20110 or 5N1631
  Irish
E20113 or 5N1296   Local History Studies  
       
G20022 or 5N1837   Political Studies   E30109 or 6N2404 or
E20109 or 5N1626
  Italian
       
E20013 or 5N2152   Print Journalism  
        E30108 or 6N2400 or
E20108 or 5N1630
  Spanish
E20124 or 5N4571   Theatre Studies  
       

 


Awards B

What Awards are acceptable?

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

ELAXX   Liberal Arts
5M3114   General Studies

What modules are required?

No specific modules are required in this award, but a minimum of 5 distinctions must be attained.


Awards C

What Awards are acceptable?

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

EPJXX   Print Journalism
5M2464   Journalism

 

What modules are required?

The award must include a distinction in

G20001 or 5N0690   Communications

 

and distinctions in any 4 of the following modules.

B20004 or 5N1351   Behavioural Studies   5N1405/L20043/L21757
OR
N23004
 

Public Relations

Campaigning & Lobbying

         
E20164 or 5N1632   English as a Second Language    
             
E20106 or 5N1623   French   E20076 or 5N2443   Research Skills for Journalism
             
E20107 or 5N1624   German   E20111 or 5N1628   Russian
             
E20110 or 5N1631   Irish   E20178 or 5N1629   Slovak
             
E20109 or 5N1626   Italian   G20031 or 5N1370   Social Studies
             
E20008 or 5N1298   Media Analysis   E20108 or 5N1630   Spanish
             
E20171 or 5N1627   Polish   E20078 or 5N2435   Writing Skills for Journalism
             
G20022 or 5N1837   Political Studies        

 


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