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Arts: Joint Honours (Humanities)

Humanities - Arts
CAO Code:
DC009
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
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At registration, choose from a range of Arts subjects for a degree with multifaceted perspectives. You’ll examine areas central to contemporary society, including tradition, culture, world religions, theology, law, politics, communication, human-environment relations, and human behavior.

You’ll graduate with an honours degree in Humanities (DC009), this course is described in more detail in the About this Course tab above.

You’ll have the option to take a year abroad, extending your degree to four years and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) International.

Internship Year You can opt to apply for a year-long INTRA work placement in Year Three. This will give you a unique opportunity to enhance your CV, increase your employability and experience the relevance of your study in the real world. This option is competitive and subject to the availability of placements. For more information on the INTRA programme at DCU, please visit www.dcu.ie/intra

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers and also provides a foundation for postgraduate study.

 

I picked the Bachelor of Arts programme because it meant I could study two languages at the same level. DCU was a great choice; being under the school of Fiontar meant the teaching quality was excellent and loads of facilities were available to me. I also had the opportunity to spend a year studying in France with the course which was great

Humanities (DC009)

At registration, choose two from the following list of subjects:

Up to two permitted from English and Gaeilge 

Only one permitted from Human Development | Philosophy

Only one permitted from History | Music

Only one permitted from Geography | World Religions and Theology 

English: You’ll engage with a wide range of literature and become familiar with the vital characteristics and contexts of drama, poetry, film and fiction.

Gaeilge/Irish: You’ll learn about Irish culture and tradition as well as developing your practical language skills. Learn more about Gaeilge

Human Development: You’ll develop an understanding of human needs and capacities at crucial stages of the development process through your studies of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy.

History: You’ll explore how human beings behave grounded on a close examination of how they have behaved in the past in all spheres of the world but with a particular emphasis on Ireland.

Music: You'll develop your musicality and deepen your understanding of music including classical, traditional, popular and other music styles drawing on a range of practical, analytical and critical approaches.

Geography: You’ll examine human activity, human-environment relations and physical environments at a variety of scales, from the local through to the global. Learn more about Geography

Philosophy: You will critically engage with a range of questions about issues such as truth, beauty, value, knowledge, and the nature of reality. In doing so, you will develop enhanced skills in clear analysis and rigorous argumentation.

World Religions and Theology: You'll critically engage with the big questions about life in order to understand the historical and contemporary significance of religious faith agus contemporary ethical dilemmas.

Be part of a close-knit academic and social community
Diverse choice of subjects
Internationally recognised lecturers in their area of expertise
Become an independent and creative thinker
Opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
Graduate with in-depth knowledge of your chosen subjects and a range of transferable skills
View the current course structure

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

Barra Ó Scannláin Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours)

I picked the Bachelor of Arts programme because it meant I could study two languages at the same level. DCU was a great choice; being under the school of Fiontar meant the teaching quality was excellent and loads of facilities were available to me. I also had the opportunity to spend a year studying in France with the course which was great

Career Prospects
Education & Adult Education
Public Relations
Advertising
Humanitarian Aid
Law
Government
Community Development
Policy Evaluation
Research
Journalist
Tourism
Environmental Consultancy
Language Promotion and Translation

Over the course of your three or four year degree you will gain valuable skills including the hugely important ability to think critically and analytically. Our Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours graduates are flexible thinkers who are ready for the challenges of the modern workplace and many career options are wide open to them. With about 40% of graduate jobs open to any discipline (gradireland.com), the quality of your degree and your ability to communicate your experience will be of critical importance to your career success. Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours graduates find employment in:

Career Tags
Advertising
Community Development
Education
Journalist
Policy evaluation
Public Relations
Research
The Arts

Fees

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Dublin, March 12th, 2020: In agreement with today’s announcement by An Taoiseach regarding the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Dublin City University will suspend all on-campus lectures, tutorials and teaching laboratory classes effective from 6pm, March 12th until March 29th, in the first instance. This applies to all DCU academic campuses.   

Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours (Humanities) (DC009) programme who are looking to take Music as a subject are advised that the Music Aural/ Theory Test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled - please see details below.  

If you have any questions about Music on the Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours (Humanities) (DC009) programme, please contact Dr John O'Flynn: john.oflynn@dcu.ie  

Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from students who have studied at Level 6, Level 7 and Level 8 in relevant areas. Such transfer students may be exempt from certain modules.

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download an application form by clicking here

FETAC Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

MusicFor Entry 2020, the aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled.  All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme to choose Music on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above  

   

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Gaeilge GCE A Level C or GCE AS Level B or GCSE A in Irish

MusicFor Entry 2020, the aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled.  All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme to choose Music on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above  

English: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Human Development: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Philosophy: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Geography: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

History: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

World Religions and Theology: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Gaeilge: Minimum of O1 or H4 in Irish 

MusicFor Entry 2020, the aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled.  All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme to choose Music on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements noted above  

English: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Human Development: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Philosophy: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

Geography: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

History: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

World Religions and Theology: No additional requirements (general entry requirements only*)

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

EU Transfer Applicants

No Transfer Path

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures click here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Music Subject: For Entry 2020, the aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled.  All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme to choose Music on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements.   

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU:

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

Music Subject: For Entry 2020, the aural/theory test scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020 is cancelled.  All applicants who have applied through the CAO for this programme will be deemed eligible to compete for a place on the programme to choose Music on the programme, subject to meeting the general entry requirements.   

EU Transfer Applicants

No Transfer Path