- Students applying for this course should have passed the Leaving Certificate in five subjects, to include English
- Students must be under 23 years of age on 1st September of the year of course commencement
- All applicants whose first language is not English will be tested at entry
- Use of a computer / laptop and Wi-Fi connection is desirable
Students will be offered the following subjects:
- English Literature
- Applied Psychology
- Social Studies
- Research and Study Skills
- Work Experience / Personal and Professional Development
- Word Processing
- Maths (Optional)
- European Language (Optional)
Students also choose one of the following subjects:
- Applied Economics
- Political Studies
QQI Level 5 Award holders are eligible to apply to a wide variety of Higher Education colleges Many of DCU, UCD and NUI programmes have an entry route for QQI/FE Level 5 applicants. For programmes with a QQI entry route, approximately 10% of places are retained for QQI applicants. Applicants presenting a minimum of five distinctions in a specified QQI Level 5 award, with specified modules if required, may be eligible to compete for a place. Applicants are ranked based on their performance and must apply through the CAO at www.cao.ie.
Further information on our programmes using QQI entry route can be found here.
Work experience is an essential part of all our programmes. The College assists students in finding suitable work placements and monitors and assesses their performance in the work place.
A qualification in Arts and Social Science leads to a diverse range of career opportunities spanning from research, teaching, administration, careers in Government departments and organisations in both Ireland and abroad.