B.A. On Campus

Arts and Humanities (Hons)

Carlow College

48 months
7392 EUR/year
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The Arts and Humanities (Hons) programme from Carlow College is a 4 Year Level 8 Programme. It is one of our flagship courses and gives students a valuable insight in the major ideas, events and cultural heritage that have influenced western conceptions of humanity and society.


Students can choose modules from a wide range of interesting disciplines, including English, Creative Arts, Media Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology and Teacher Placement. 

Tailored to individual interests

The Arts and Humanities (Hons) programme from Carlow College is designed in such a way that students can study a broad range of areas or narrow their focus to the subjects they want to pursue. Also, to help students prepare for life in college, there are special modules in first year, such as academic and digital skills. 

Five disciplines

There are five disciplines on the programme. After first year, students can take modules from some or all these disciplines (in a variety of combinations):

  • English, Creative Arts & Media
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Theology & Teacher Placement 

What can you expect to learn?

The B.A. (Honours) in Arts & Humanities allows students to tailor their learning to their own interests. It equips students with the essential tools needed for the 21st century by nourishing critical thinking, developing communication skills and preparing for future choices. Students who take this course can open their mind to different ways of thinking and understanding; they become reflective thinkers who are socially engaged and appreciate learning as a lifelong activity. 

Where can you expect to go?

Graduates of this programme find employment in many different fields such as media, marketing, tourism, banking, pastoral care and the civil service. Graduates can also go onto further postgraduate study. For students interested in teaching, the programme has primary teaching placement options for those who concentrate a portion of their studies on Theology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English, Creative Arts and Media
  • History 
  • Philosophy 
  • Psychology 
  • Theology 
  • Academic and Programme skills modules

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
    Tuition Fee
    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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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