Pre-University Arts

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Course Content

P r e - U n i v e r s i t y A r t s
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • French

Course Description

Thinking about an Arts or Humanities Degree in the future? Pre-University Arts offers an effective gateway for students wishing to study Arts and Humanities at Higher Education. Pre-University Arts delivers a broad range of subjects to students which provides them with a deep insight into the variety of options available at third level. This course equips the learner with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and versatile footing, from which they can progress to a suitable degree programme to access their chosen career.


QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M3114) in General Studies

Career Opportunities

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Arts programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:

Law | Counselling | Public Relations | Journalism | Curator | Translation | Social Work | Archaeology


By 2025 Ireland hopes to support 50k apprentices/ trainees

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Progression to degrees

DCU | Arts & Humanities | Level 8
DKIT | Digital Humanities | Level 8
DKIT | Media Arts & Technology | Level 7
TUD | Journalism | Level 8
TUD | Law | Level 8
NUIG | Arts | Level 8
NUIM | Arts | Level 8
UCC | Arts | Level 8
UCD | Arts | Level 8
UL | Psychology & Sociology | Level 8

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I am currently studying at Maynooth after completing the pre-university arts course at OFI. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. It prepared me for university course work. I learnt multiple skills including academic referencing. Personally, If I had gone to Maynooth straight after my leaving cert I would have found my current course significantly more difficult. Throughout the year I always felt that every one of my teachers supported me, always willing to give me feedback to improve and I could tell they genuinely cared and wanted to see the whole class progress to the next level of education

Darragh O’Hare class of 2022