BA (Hons) Liberal Arts Degree Programme
AimThrough a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating academic learning and skills acquisition, the programme aims to develop:

  • an intellectual framework for living and working in tomorrow's world
  • an understanding of Europe as a cultural concept and as a business environment
  • knowledge and understanding in key areas of a selected subject
  • a range of communication, practical, intellectual and professional skills.
Framework The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Catholic Social TeachingGovernment Policy
on Education
The North American
Liberal Arts Model
The Memorandum of Agreement with Queen’s University Belfast The Learning and Teaching Strategy and the Research Strategy
Subjects: Business Studies,English,History,Irish,PE,Religious Studies
Year 3
Optional Modules2 modules

Subject Studies, Human Development Studies (A study of identity and contemporary society) and International Studies (A study of unity and diversity in Europe; A study of Ireland, the EU and global development)
Human Development Studies2 modules

A study of ethical frameworks and marketing strategies for living and working in today's world integrated with Work Related Learning
Subject Studies2 modules

Year 2
International Studies 1 module

A study of various forms of European cultural expression
International Studies 1 module

A study of economic development and integration across the European Union
Human Development Studies1 module

A study of issues and debates relating to conflict, reconciliation and justice among peoples
Subject Studies & Employability1 module

Integrating Communication Skills with Subject Study
Subject Studies2 modules

Year 1
International Studies1.5 modules

A study of concepts and contexts useful for exploring the interrelations of Ireland and Europe
Human Development Studies1.5 modules

A study of the individual in society and at work, using philosophical, political and economic approaches
Subject Studies &
Professional Skills1 module

Integrating Communication Skills with Subject Study
Subject Studies2 modules

Additional DimensionsWriting Centre
A Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning Established to support skills development for Liberal Arts students
Careers Office
First HE Careers Office in Ireland to receive MATRIX accreditation
The International Dimension
Enriching the educational, social and cultural lives of students to promote a broad world view, enabling better‑informed decisions and responsible actions. Offers Erasmus as well as Study USA and Study China opportunities