Pre-University Arts

Culture And Heritage Studies 5M2154 Or Language And European Studies 5M2073

What is pre-university arts?

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for entrance into Arts programmes in Irish universities and colleges as well as preparing students to work in a European environment both in Ireland and abroad. Students will be able to take this cultural option through archaeology, folklore and history modules or concentrate on a language option with European Studies.

course content

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Local History

• Communications

• Folklore & Ethnology

• Word Processing

• Archaeology

• Work Experience

• Language Option

• European Studies

• Philosophy


QQI Level 5 in Culture and Heritage Studies 5M2154 or in Language and European Studies 5M2073

Career opportunities

There are now over 100 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 25 places in UCD as well as numerous places in Maynooth University, UCD, DCU, Mater Dei, Milltown, UCC, Athlone IT, Carlow College, NUIG, IT Blanchardstown, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Carlow College, Marino Institute of Education, American College Dublin, Dun Laoghaire IADT, NCAD and many local IT colleges for students who hold a QQI qualification in Culture and Heritage Studies or Language and European Studies. There are also opportunities in travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade.

Higher Education Progression

Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC009 Arts (Level 8, 3-4 Years) UCD: DN 520 Arts (Level 8, 3 years)

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Cert or LCA Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification
  • All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications