Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Andrew Dunne from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Andrew Dunne

Senior Tax Manager

Irish Tax Institute

Read more

Andrew Dunne
This is a great career for challenging and strategic work, and also allows you a great opportunity to travel if that interests you.
Close

Creative?
Creative
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder

LM002
Arts - Philosophy

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
360

2017 Points

360

Change
-65
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This programme is structured to provide students with the skills necessary to appreciate more fully the central concerns of human existence and to develop abilities in problem-solving, reflective communication, writing and critical thinking. Philosophy can be humanistic or technical, historical or contemporary, theoretical or practical.

Studying philosophy will teach you to think logically and critically about issues, to analyze and construct arguments and to be open to new ways of thinking. In addition, you will learn to write clearly and persuasively, absorb and sift complex information and to distinguish between different views and come to a reasoned position.


Arts: A Wider Choice At UL

Course Details header image

Find out about what it's really like to study Arts at the University of Limerick with our Blog brought to you directly from students of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  

At the University of Limerick, we deliver an Arts Degree which is flexible and wide-ranging, offering 19 subjects in all. You can study a combination of subjects (as Single Honours or Joint Honours) from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: from familiar arts subjects such as English, French, German, or History, to newer subjects such Drama and Theatre Studies or Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

In the course of your study you will have opportunities - unique to the UL curriculum - to work, to travel, and to study abroad.

You will study Arts at UL because:

  • You want to choose from a wide range of subjects at an institution where you can benefit from real-world work experience and can live and study in another country;
  • You want to engage with fresh ideas;
  • You wish to communicate your own ideas effectively and persuasively;
  • You want to engage critically and analytically with the world around you;
  • You want to develop skills that will enhance your career and, in the broadest sense, your contribution to society.
  • You can choose from a set of fourteen subjects taught at the University of Limerick, to which we have added the possibility of taking one of your subjects - Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, Drama and Theatre, or Theology and Religious Studies - from our partner institution, Mary Immaculate College.


From College Website...
Go...
LM002 - Arts - Philosophy
University of Limerick - UL

From Qualifax...
Go...
LM002 - Arts - Philosophy
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the listings page.

 

View Courses (Filtered by Career Sector)

 

Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions

Students wishing to pursue a language option are required to present a distinction in the relevant language component/module or H4 in LCE in the appropriate language.

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

Careers in law, human resources, advertising, marketing, the media, publishing, politics, health care, social services and journalism are possible career options. High- profile philosophy graduates such as TS Eliot, Woody Allen, the Coen Brothers, creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, Ricky Gervais, Martin Luther King, Elmore Leonard, Wes Anderson, Will Self, Michael Ignatieff, and former US president Bill Clinton are all examples of how studying philosophy can broaden your employment horizons as well as your thinking.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Education - Primary Teaching - Gaeltacht Applicants Mary Immaculate College 
Education, Irish and Religious Studies (Thurles Campus) Mary Immaculate College 
Education, Irish and Business Studies (Thurles Campus) Mary Immaculate College 
Arts - Drama and Theatre Studies University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Irish Music and Dance University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - New Media and Cultural Studies University of Limerick - UL 
Digital Humanities and Information Technology University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - English Waterford IT - WIT 
Arts - Religious Studies Waterford IT - WIT 
Arts - English University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Celtic Civilisation University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - History University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Philosophy University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Theology and Religious Studies University of Limerick - UL 
World Languages University College Cork - UCC 
English (4 yrs for International Pathway) University College Cork - UCC 
Arts International University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - English University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - European Studies University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - Greek and Roman Civilisation University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - History University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - Philosophy University College Cork - UCC 
European Studies University of Limerick - UL 
Arts Mary Immaculate College 
Arts - Religions and Global Diversity University College Cork - UCC 
Arts - General Entry Waterford IT - WIT 
Arts - Chinese Studies University College Cork - UCC 
Theatre and Drama Studies Cork Institute of Technology - CIT 
Arts - Studies in Music University College Cork - UCC 
Geographical and Archaeological Sciences University College Cork - UCC 

Saturday 13 January.
University of Limerick - UL - UL Open Day

View all [1]


University of Limerick - UL
Choose UL – greater affordability for a better student experience
University of Limerick - UL
Student Experiences at the University of Limerick
University of Limerick - UL
First Gardaí graduate with BA in Applied Policing
University of Limerick - UL
Got a Question?
University of Limerick - UL
Sports Scholarships

View all[9]


Download our
Leaving Cert
Points Calculator

and Course Search App pointsCalcImage

Download our Points Calculator on the app store
Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

15
CAO CourseFinder CAO CourseFinder 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
Key Dates 2017-18 Key Dates 2017-18 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance


Career Sectors
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Classic Arts, Languages & Culture

Career Suggestions
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.