Project Description

Pre-University Arts & Humanities


PLSS Code: 283677
Coordinator: Jonathan O’Brien

If you are looking for a platform to progress to a wide range of careers in the General Arts, Humanities, Psychology or Sociology, then this course is for you. The course provides a foundation for progression to Higher Education study in general Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. You’ll get a real taste for what’s required at third level before committing to a four-year degree, and it is an ideal first step for school-leaver and mature students returning to education.

Our course introduces a wide-range of humanities subjects and provides a broad foundation in writing skills and research studies which will really help prepare you for further study. You’ll find extensive options for progression, and many potential career pathways.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Introduction to new subjects
  • Many progression options – ideal first-step to university or institute of technology
  • Experienced talented staff
  • Exciting links & visits
  • Step up to wider-ranging professional career options

Course Content

  • Research & Study Skills
  • Psychology
  • English Literature
  • Classical Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Communications
  • Personal & Professional Development

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Community Development
  • Heritage Management
  • International Development
  • Libraries & Museums
  • Media
  • NGOs
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public & Civil Service Administration
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • pre-university testimonial v2

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in General Studies 5M3114

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May with the following round taking place in August.

An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.