Pre University (Arts)

QQI Level 5 Major Award: General Studies 5M3114

This General Learning Programme aims to provide a foundation in subjects which students may wish to study at Third Level. It also introduces students to methods of study, writing skills and research skills that are required for successful participation in Third Level education. Graduates of this course may apply to any Third Level Institute.

  • Classical Studies (5N3248)
  • English Literature (5N3249)
  • Philosophy (5N3506)
  • Psychology (5N0754)
  • Social Studies (5N1370)
  • History (5N3250)
  • Research & Study Skills (5N3113)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)
  • Personal & Professional Development (5N2985)

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Five passes in Leaving Certificate/Applied, QQI Level 4 or equivalent. Students will be selected by means of an interview and a short written essay. Prior learning and practical work experience is taken into account at interview stage. Mature and international students are welcome to apply. A limited number of VTOS places available.

Students may progress through the Higher Education Links scheme.

Students progress to a variety of Third Level Colleges, ie, Maynooth, TCD, UCD, DCU, TUD etc.