UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities covers some of the most fascinating subjects, all teaching you to think with an open mind and think creatively. UCD College of Art and Humanities offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, covering multiple disciplines. 

After successfully completing the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at the International Study Centre, you can progress to study your undergraduate degree in the following schools:

  • UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy
  • UCD School of Classics
  • UCD School of English, Drama and Film
  • UCD School of History
  • UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
  • UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
  • UCD School of Music

What can I study?

After successfully completing your International Foundation Year, you can progress to a variety of degree options within the UCD College of Arts and Humanities:

BA (Hons) Humanities is a four-year degree offering 11 focused inter-disciplinary programmes, with internship opportunities available in the third year of the degree. Humanities students can choose from a range of subjects including History, Politics, Music, Film & Drama or English with Creative Writing.

BA Joint Honours is a 3-year degree that provides an excellent foundation for a range of further study and career options. Joint Honours students choose from a portfolio of 25 different subjects which can be studied in different combinations.

Why study at the UCD College of Arts and Humanities?

Dublin has a strong tradition in the arts, with many historic writers, musicians and actors calling it home. The College’s passionate and distinguished faculty are dedicated to getting the best form each student. It welcomes students from around the world to add to a culture of community and creativity.

Look forward to a great career

UCD is committed to helping its graduates succeed. As an arts and humanities graduate, you will be in demand for your creative, linguistic and critical thinking skills, as well as your experience in research. You could work in a range of industries, including business, the media, technology, education and the arts.

UCD’s Alumni Mentorship Programme gives you the opportunity to learn more about a sector that interests you by being assigned a mentor working in that industry. You will also gain experience in effective job applications, interview techniques, presentation skills, CVs and cover letters, and more.

UCD Arts and Humanities also has a dedicated Career and Skills Consultant through the UCD Careers Network. The Career and Skills Consultant offers one-to-one consultations for all interested students. Students can also attend careers seminars, interview skills workshops and career options advice sessions.