School of Law and Government

Arts: Joint Honours (Politics)

Politics - Arts
CAO Code:
DC295
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
349
Duration:
3
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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 Politics (DC295); this course is described in more detail in the About the 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.

It has been a great experience getting to be one of the first students to study the unique blend of Politics and Geography together on the BAJP programme. Both subjects have overlapped with one another at times making studying this specific combination of subjects even more interesting. Getting to be on both Glasnevin and St. Pats campus was an amazing aspect that really helped to boost the course experience.

Politics (DC295)

Select Politics + One other subject from:

Geography | History | Law | World Religions and Theology

Politics: You'll study areas as diverse as international political economy, international development, the politics of climate change, politics of the Middle East, Chinese foreign policy, and conflict, security and peace.

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 as a subject

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.

Law: You’ll learn about constitutional and criminal law, about property and European law and the law of evidence.

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 and 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.

Nicole Keenan - Bachelor of Arts: Joint Honours - Politics and Geography

It has been a great experience getting to be one of the first students to study the unique blend of Politics and Geography together on the BAJP programme. Both subjects have overlapped with one another at times making studying this specific combination of subjects even more interesting. Getting to be on both Glasnevin and St. Pats campus was an amazing aspect that really helped to boost the course experience.

Politics is an ideal subject for people interested in issues such as public policy; human rights; international development; and conflict, security and peacebuilding.  It prepares graduates for a wide range of careers such as policy analysts, researchers and/or programme officers in national and international governmental organisations (GOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and International affairs. Graduates may also choose to work in multilateral agencies such as the European Union, the United Nations or the World Bank. Or they may choose to enter politics directly at local, national and international levels.

Career Areas:
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Law
  • European Affairs
  • Policy evaluation
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Politics 
  • International NGOs and European institutions 
  • Housing policy
  • Diplomatic service
  • Arts organisation  
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Historian
  • Museum and Heritage Sector 
  • Archivist
  • Regional Development and Urban Planning

 

Requirements

Leaving Cert

There are no additional entry requirements for this programme apart from the general entry requirements for admission to the university.

GCE A Level

There are no additional entry requirements for this programme apart from the general entry requirements for admission to the university.

FET 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. 

EU 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. Please apply directly to DCU using the R10 form. Closing date for applications 1st July.

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.

Fees

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,000 per annum

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

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.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

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 R10 by clicking here