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Bachelor of Arts

Mary Immaculate College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
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Bachelor of Arts

Program description

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts is a four-year, full-time, honours degree (Level 8) but can be shortened to three years in the case of some international applicants. At MIC the program is flexible and wide-ranging. Students study four different major subjects in First Year and focus on two of these in Second Year, which they will then continue to study to degree level as joint honours. You can study a combination of subjects from familiar Arts subjects such as English, French, German or History, to newer subjects such as Drama & Theatre Studies, Media & Communication Studies or Psychology. If you are pursuing the four-year program, you will spend your third year off-campus on a work placement or studying abroad.

This program page is for international students only.

Admission requirements

EU Applicants

You are advised to contact the MIC Admissions Office before applying.

Non-EU Applicants

Entry requirements and the application process vary according to country of origin.

Check your country on the website.

Application Information

Download and complete the application form, paying particular attention to the following requirements:

  • Please enclose detailed certified results and awards for all examinations mentioned in the application form (certified original documents and certified English translation where applicable).
  • Official results and award of examinations to be taken should be submitted as soon as they are available.
  • If you are from a non-English speaking country, you will be required to show evidence of a high level of competence in English as part of the application. Visit the website for English language requirements.
  • Please note that your application form cannot be considered unless certified results and awards are submitted.
  • When detailing result/grade/mark, please include QCA/GPA, mark or percentage relative to marking system at your university.

Intake onto this programme is once a year in September

You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying.

Transferring from another 3rd Level Institution

The transfer route into MIC depends on the content overlap of your new and old course and the number of places on the new course in the year you apply. Before submitting an application you should contact MIC where we will consider your case with the relevant Head of Department of the course you wish to transfer to.

EU/Non-EU Status Assessments

The designation of a student as being from the EU or a Non-EU country determines the fees they will pay at MIC, i.e. there may be cases where a non-EU national acquires EEA citizenship during the course of their third-level studies and would qualify for EU fees for example.

Visit the school's website for more information on EU/Non-EU assessments which will be conducted by MIC International office to determine status.


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Program content

In your first year, you choose four subjects from groups 1-11. You can select any subject combinations, however, no two subjects can be from the same group. When choosing your subjects in Year 1, it is essential to have at least two subjects from different Year 2 subject groups (see below) bearing in mind that those who choose Psychology in Year 1 may not be offered a place in Psychology in Year 2.

  • Group 1 - Psychology or German
  • Group 2 - English
  • Group 3 - Media and Communication Studies
  • Group 4 - Gaeilge or Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Group 5 - French
  • Group 6 - Theology and Religious Studies
  • Group 7 - Music
  • Group 8 - Mathematics
  • Group 9 - Geography
  • Group 10 - Philosophy
  • Group 11 - History

Years 2-4

Towards the end of Year 1, you will receive advice and guidance before selecting the subjects you will continue with from years 2-4. At the beginning of Year 2 (Part II) you will choose two of the four subjects taken in first year. You will continue with these two subjects to degree level as joint honours. No more than one subject can be taken from any one of the following groups outlined below.

  • Group 1 - Psychology or German (beginners or advanced)
  • Group 2 - English or Mathematics
  • Group 3 - Media and Communication Studies or Geography
  • Group 4 - Gaeilge or Philsophy or Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Group 5 - Music or Theology and Religious Studies
  • Group 6 - History or French

Scholarships & funding

International scholarships are not available. Third-level education in Ireland is already heavily subsidised by the Government so our tuition fees are already lower than other countries and directly benefit the student.

Tuition fees

For information on undergraduate programme fees please visit the school's website.

Career opportunities

With an MIC Bachelor of Arts degree, you will be a sought-after graduate with a range of knowledge and transferable skills. The list below demonstrates just some of the sectors that our graduates find employment in. Whether you want to pursue further study or just be a highly employable person, the Bachelor of Arts is an excellent choice:

  • Academic Administration
  • Psychology
  • Arts Bodies
  • Public Service
  • Civil Service
  • Publishing
  • Film Industry
  • Social Services
  • Financial Services
  • Teaching
  • International and EU Organisations
  • Television & Radio
  • Linguistic & Translation Work
  • Tourism
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Urban Planning
  • Overseas Aid Work
  • Professional Administration/Management
  • Banking and Commerce
  • Regional and Local Community Development

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About this institute

Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College (MIC), founded in 1898, is Ireland’s leading university-level College of Education and Humanities. The College has a growing and diverse community of almost 5,000 students, who are enrolled in undergraduate programs in Education, Liberal Arts, Contemporary and...


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Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road
V94 VN26 Limerick
Ireland

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www.mic.ul.ie

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