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Liberal Arts (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Dublin, Ireland
The BA Liberal Arts (Hons) at American College Dublin provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging course of undergraduate study in the liberal arts, with a wide range of foundation courses combined in the latter stages with specialised study in four concentrations.
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Overview

The Liberal Arts (Hons) programme at American College Dublin is structured around two common years, with specialisations developing out of the common curriculum in the third year of study. In the third year students are required to major in one of four concentrations: Irish Studies, American Studies, History, or English. In this way the study programme broadens the students’ knowledge and advances their communication skills in a wide range of intellectual areas, and provides them with an understanding of other cultures, their intrinsic values and historical experience. As far as it is possible the programme helps students to make ethically and intellectually informed decisions which take account of the complexity and diversity of the world in which we live.

The BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts is designed to prepare students for a number of future avenues. The degree is particularly useful as a preparation for postgraduate study in the liberal arts, business studies and the law. Vocationally, the degree supports career development in such fields as business, social services, the arts, administration, teaching and research. To be in a position to advance, students will be expected to develop intellectual, practical and transferable skills. When students complete the course, they will command a number of intellectual skills, including the critical abilities of being able to read and analyse a large variety of texts, appreciate visual evidence, and assess valid supporting dialogue. For their future development they will also have developed a range of practical skills, including effective essay writing and, where appropriate, an element of creative writing. 

Career Skills

Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer. 

These skills include:

  • Strong communication skills 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Interpersonal skills, flexibility/adaptability 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Time management
  • Cultural literacy 
  • Awareness of social factors, cultural diversity and varied perspectives.
  • Ability to research 
  • Analytical skills 

The BA in Liberal Arts is designed to prepare students for a number of future careers in following areas:

  • Fields of business 
  • Social services 
  • Administration 
  • Teaching 
  • Research 
  • Media and broadcasting 
  • Performing arts 

The programme also serves as preparation for students to participate in a variety of postgraduate programmes such as the MFA in Creative Writing and MB in International Business. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is a late application procedure until 1 May. Students are advised to apply well in advance of the deadlines.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic communication
  • War and peace in the modern world
  • Western arts
  • The digital revolution
  • Imagination and storytelling
  • Anglo-Irish writers
  • Cinema and society
  • Western religions
  • The Enlightenment
  • American culture abroad

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. 
  • Applicants are required to have graduated from high school at a standard that satisfies the institution that they have a strong likelihood of being able to complete the program of study for which they have applied. 
  • Applicants still in high school must provide evidence from high school transcripts and / or report cards that suggest a likelihood to graduate from high school; conditional acceptance is granted pending the completion of the applicant’s senior high school year. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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