Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Humanities in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Humanities()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Humanities

  • Dublin City University Dublin City University, Dublin  
    Duration: 4 years

    About the course:
    The DCU Bachelor of Arts in Humanities is a Level 8 honours degree programme. Students undertaking this degree choose between studying a selection of modules in History, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology.

    Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in a Humanities discipline, for example Literature or Sociology, or are seeking a broad-based undergraduate education the DCU Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Level 8) in Humanities provides you with the means to achieve your goals. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities has been designed specifically to appeal to a variety of student needs and interests. This degree programme's strength lies in its flexibility, in terms of time, place and pace. Students can choose to explore a wide breadth of Humanities subject areas, while also specializing in at least one of the subject areas they find most intellectually rewarding.

    Course Structure:
    As a student on this degree programme you may choose to study from a range of modules in the following five Humanities subject areas:
    • History
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

    Each of these subject areas is presented as a suite of six modules, which cover different aspects of that subject, for example Social and Organizational Psychology in Psychology or The Renaissance in Literature. To complete the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities you need to successfully complete twelve modules, with at least five modules from one subject area. Students may elect to exit with a Diploma in Humanities on successful completion of eight modules.

    The programme team reviews and updates the course annually, there may be changes to the structure, content and presentation of the programme in future years.

    Each module is awarded 15 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit points. These points accumulate towards your award of degree. 180 ECTS credit points are required for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities and 120 ECTS credit points are required for the Diploma in Humanities.

    How long does it take to complete the Course?
    The modular structure of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities programme gives great choice and flexibility in the workload you can undertake each year. You can take from one to four modules per year. It is possible to complete your degree in a minimum of three years, however, this would be a 'full-time' studying commitment. The diploma can be completed in a minimum of two years with a similar commitment. The greater the number of modules successfully completed each year, the quicker you obtain your degree. The number of modules you undertake each year will depend on your individual circumstances. If you are returning to study after a long absence, and/or you are in full-time employment it is recommended that you should not take more than two modules in your first year. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities must be completed within an eight-year registration period.

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