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Ulster University

Irish Language and Literature

UCAS Code: Q540

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include grade C in Irish. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is an overall mark of 55% If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include 12 at higher level. Candidates must fulfill the subject requirement for Irish ( A level grade C or equivalent) via other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

96 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher Level including Irish at grade H4 or above and Higher Level English grade H6 or above or Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English grade O4 or above. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

If completing a QCF National Extended Diploma (2012) the requirements are DMM. Candidates must fulfill the subject requirement for Irish via other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Candidates must fulfill the subject requirement for Irish via other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

Candidates must fulfill the subject requirement for Irish via other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

UCAS Tariff

96-105

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2021

Subject

Irish language

Study Irish Language and Literature at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The University offers a comprehensive range of programmes in Irish in both part-time and full-time mode at a number of centres which serve a diverse constituency of students. The breadth of Irish language provision at Ulster and the practice amongst staff and students of the School of Irish Language and Literature of using Irish as a primary medium of communication reflects the University’s strong commitment to cultural and linguistic diversity within Northern Ireland. The University’s Irish programmes play a vital role in preserving, sustaining and celebrating Ireland’s Gaelic literary and linguistic heritage as well as serving the demands of the Irish language sector within the local and international job market. At a personal level our programmes also fulfil the needs of individuals who wish to acquire the necessary competence to fully participate in the Irish language community as confident and independent users of the language. The BA programme has been designed to reflect the University’s vision of leading in the provision of professional education for professional life. The commitment to support graduates in gaining stimulating and fulfilling employment is one of the School’s primary concerns.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
low
Irish language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in celtic studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Childcare and related personal services

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