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English and History (Hons)

Carlow College

48 months
7392 EUR/year
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The English and History (Hons) programme at Carlow College is a 4 Year Level 8 Programme. It offers students the opportunity to read the greatest works of literature in English alongside the most important and influential events in Irish, European and world history.


Students on this English and History (Hons) programme at Carlow College develop a deep knowledge of literature in English and history, and more generally, advanced understandings of human society and culture at the local, regional and global level.

An exciting and comprehensive programme

The structure of the programme gives students a solid foundation in both English literature and History in Years 1 and 2, before allowing them to specialise in either English or History, or to keep a balance between the subjects in Years 3 and 4.

What can you expect to learn?

The programme equips students with the essential tools needed for the 21st century by nourishing critical thinking, developing communication skills and fostering creativity. It also prepares graduates for life after college by teaching them employability skills through special career skills and career practice modules.

Where can you expect to go?

Graduates of this programme find employment in many different fields such as primary and post-primary teaching, arts and heritage, civil service, marketing and media. Graduates can also go onto further postgraduate study in a wide range of areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medieval Europe: Crusades, Conflict and Crises
  • Debating History
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Theatre of the European Renaissance
  • Romantic Poetry
  • Public History and Cultural Heritage
  • Re-Imagining Ireland 1700-1850
  • Revolutions in the Transatlantic World 1763-1877

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • successfully completed a second level/high school qualification equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Certified copies of all Educational Qualifications to date should be attached to applications; and
  • a minimum score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If English is not the first language of the applicant, he/she should review the English Language Entry Requirements for Admission to Carlow College, St. Patrick’s and provide the necessary paperwork with a completed application form.

Tuition Fee

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    7392 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7392 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • All full-time undergraduate courses at Carlow College are covered under the Department of Education & Skills Free Fees Initiative. 
  • In order to qualify for free fees you must have been living in an EEA member state or Switzerland for at least three of the five years before starting a course.

Living costs for Carlow

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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