This is course offers 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 programme 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. The structure of the programme gives students a solid foundation in both English literature and History in years one and two, before allowing them to specialise in either English or History, or to keep a balance between the two subjects in years three and four.
This course fulfils the Teaching Council requirements for English and History.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Students who successfully complete this degree are recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of teaching English and History at second level, provided they have acquired the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PGME).
In addition, students with a BA in English and History find employment in a range of areas including: Cultural institutions, Archives and heritage, journalism, Tourism, The civil service, Management, Marketing and advertising, Design, Media and PR, & IT.