Entry Points (2018)
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Course Overview

This programme draws on the expertise from a wide range of areas including the Creative Arts, Law, Health Promotion, Literature, Sociology, Psychology and Human Rights. It provides students with an opportunity to examine the socio-cultural construction of childhood and the legal and policy frameworks surrounding children's lives. The programme combines a strong theoretical and academic focus with an applied and practical orientation and has both a historical and a contemporary perspective.
The BA with Children's Studies in NUI Galway is the only programme currently on offer in Ireland or the UK that focuses on childhood from an interdisciplinary perspective, which enables students to take two tradiational arts subjects alongside Children's Studies to Degree Level.
The third year placement experience will allow students to gain practical experience in the specialist area of Children's Studies. The learning outcomes of this programme include a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues relevant to the study of children and children's lives; competence in writing and communication skills; knowledge of social and communicty settings that have relevance to children's lives; reearch skillls relevant to the study of children.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Students must satisfy the Garda/Police vetting requirements.
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades (2018)

www.nuigalway.ie-alevels

Average intake

30

Closing Date

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY110

Course code

Course Outline

Year One:

  • Children in Social Contexts
  • Irish Childhoods: Gaelic Language and Literature
  • Irish Children’s Literature

Year Two:

  • Children and Storytelling
  • Child Law
  • Positive Psychology

Year Three:

  • Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in Children’s Services
  • Children’s Rights
  • Theatre for Children and Young People
  • Children and Transition
  • Twenty-First Century Young Adult Literature
  • Work Placement and/or Study Abroad

Year Four:

  • Completion of studies in your two core degree subjects.

Modules offered may change from year to year, depending on availability.

 


We recommend that students of Children's Studies include a modern language among their other subjects so they can significantly broaden employment options (students interested in Primary School teaching should take Gaeilge).

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (15 Credits):
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR1104: Material Culture and Museums - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required AR1105: Medieval Ireland and Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (15 Credits):
Optional SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG116: Celtic Mythology, Religion & Folklore - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Required Core Subject: Children's Studies (15 Credits):
Optional CSS1102: Irish Children's Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CN1100: Children and Health - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CN1103: Children in Social Contexts - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CSS1101: Irish Childhoods: Gaelic Language and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Classics (15 Credits):
Required CC108: Myth & Religion in the Ancient City - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC109: Rome & the Genesis of Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (15 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (15 Credits):
Optional NG1107: Scéal agus Pobal na Gaeilge - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1106: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Linne - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Geography/Tireolaiocht (15 Credits):
Required TI1101: Geography in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (15 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1100: Skills for Historians (BA Connect) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Information Technology (15 Credits):
Required CT1101: Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CT1100: Computer Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CT1102: Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (15 Credits):
Required ISSK1100: Introducing Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Italian (15 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (15 Credits):
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3110: Legal System and Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúcháin (15 Credits):
Required LN1103: Bunscileanna Gramadaí - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required LN105: Bunscileanna Aistriúcháin - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (15 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1105: Bunús na hIriseoireachta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1104: Na Meáin agus an tSochaí - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Mathematics (15 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (15 Credits):
Required PISK1100: Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI1100: Philosophical Perspectives: A History of Western and Eastern Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (15 Credits):
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Sociological & Political Studies (15 Credits):
Required SP158: Introduction to Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SP159: Concepts and Practices of Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required SP160: Problems in Politics & Sociology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR2102: People, Ritual and Death: Life in Early Prehistoric Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR2100: Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR334: Ancient Civilisations: The Rise of Complex Societies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2101: Early Kingship: From Chaos to Cosmos - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR2100: Making Sense of Art: Style, Symbol and Story - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Children Studies (10 Credits):
Optional CSS207: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CSS2100: European Educational Pedagogies, Policies and Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CSS201: Introduction to Child Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PS1101: Developmental Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Classics (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2103: Mediterranean Origins - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2104: The City-State - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 3

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Optional NG260: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG259: An Nualitríocht I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG261: An Nualitríocht II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG262: Teanga agus Pobal I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied German (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
Optional GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2116: Religion and Irish Life in 20th Century Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI267: Reformation Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2121: Studies in Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2100: Ireland in a Global Context, 1922-2002 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2125: Global History, 1780-1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI249: Ireland:Economy And Society,1700-1850 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3

Optional Subject: Information Technology (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Optional CT2103: Systems Analysis & Design - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT230: Database Systems I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CT2105: Web-based Information Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CT2104: Web Application Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (25 Credits):
Optional IS211: Constructing Identities in Music & Dance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2104: Claiming Place in Gaelic Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IS2103: Irish Landscapes, Culture and Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT210: Oral - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law (25 Credits):
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúcháin in the previous year / semester.
Required LN201: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN203: Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LN308: Téarmeolaíocht - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN204: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LN207: Cruinneas agus Saibhriú Teanga - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (25 Credits):
Required CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2101: Craoltóireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2103: Introduction to Japanese Philosophy & Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2104: Introduction to Chinese Philosophy & Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological & Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP234: International Relations - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP226: Comparative Themes In Society And Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP216.I: European Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SPSK3101: Politics and Society: Themes and Topics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SP212: Classical Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SPSK3102: Society and Politics: Ideas and Research - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP215.II: Modern Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SP235: Social Issues and Policy Responses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required SP220: Methods For Social And Political Science - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Beginners) in the previous year / semester.
This subject is available if you studied Spanish (Advanced) in the previous year / semester.
Optional SH227: Spanish Language II B - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH226: Spanish Language II A - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH228: Spanish Language II C - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (25 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Geography/Tireolaiocht in the previous year / semester.
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI229: Political & Cutural Geography: Identity, Race & the Nation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI230: Economic Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2103: Food Geographies: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI236: Environmental Planning: Principles & Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2102: Introduction To GIS - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Archaeology in the previous year / semester.
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Celtic Civilisation in the previous year / semester.
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG321: Poets & Courts: Celtic Literature c.1150-1400 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Classics in the previous year / semester.
Optional CCS205: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part One) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS308: Reading Ancient Greek Texts - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC321: Latin Texts from Medieval Ireland and Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS206: Ancient Greek for Beginners (Part Two) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3102: Studying Greek Figured Pottery - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC3100: Pompeii - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS302: Classics & Continuity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS310: Studies in Ancient Greek Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied French in the previous year / semester.
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 7

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Gaeilge in the previous year / semester.
Required NG366: Litríocht na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG351: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG365: Teanga agus Pobal II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG325: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG363: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG364: Litríocht na Gaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied German in the previous year / semester.
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied History in the previous year / semester.
Optional HI579: From Beveridge to Thatcher: Politics, society, economy&welfare in Britain, 48-92 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3101: Of Rice & Men: Aid and Humanitarianism since 1945 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3100: Brave New World: Globalisation since 1945 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI571: Law and Society in Early Medieval Ireland (c. AD 500- c. AD800) - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI570: Technology and Society 1450-1930 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI167: Power and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1963-1972 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI585: Debates and Controversies in European Women's History, 1780-1939 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI578: Children and the State in Ireland, 1838 - 2011 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Information Technology (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Information Technology in the previous year / semester.
Required CT3535: Object Oriented Programming III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT318: Human Computer Interaction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT336: Graphics And Image Processing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT317: Systems Approach - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CT319: Artificial Intelligence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CT328: Final Year Project - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required CT327: Humanities Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CT411: Multi-Media Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CT337: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CT866: Computer Communications - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Italian in the previous year / semester.
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Law (30 Credits):
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Léann an Aistriúchain (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Léann an Aistriúchain in the previous year / semester.
Required LN305: Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN302: Gramadach and Litriú na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN303: Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LN3102: Tionscadal Aistriúcháin - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required LN3101: Gnó an Aistriúcháin / Fotheidealú - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (30 Credits):
Required GA117: Dlí, Eiticí agus an Córas Poiblí - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA402: Iriseoireacht Fheidhmeach - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CG4101: Dúshláin na Meán Sóisialta - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GA413: Geilleagar na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required CG4102: Lucht Féachana na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required CG4103: Tionscadal Deireadh Céime - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematical Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3313: Linear Algebra I and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3301: Advanced Calculus and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 7

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Mathematics in the previous year / semester.
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS4423: Networks - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Philosophy in the previous year / semester.
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI232: Topics in Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Psychological Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3103: Health and Well-Being: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS341: Introduction to Collaborative Enquiry & Applied Systems Science - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3101: Modelling Learning and Decision Making - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS339: Behavioural Medicine - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PS3102: Brain and Behaviour: Theory & Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Sociological And Political Studies (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Sociological And Political Studies in the previous year / semester.
Optional SP3118: Understanding Youth - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3129: Sexualities, Genders and Diversities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3128: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP647.I: Northern Ireland: The Politics of a Divided Society - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP695: Social and Political Context of Activism and Advocacy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.I: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL304: Women, Men & the Economy: Critical Explorations of Theory & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP469: Political Anthropology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3103: European Union: Political Theory and Pol. Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP493: Environmentalism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP693.I: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP689.I: Childhood and Children's Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL316: Contemporary Irish Health Policy in Comparative Context - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL315.I: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3113: Early Years Education and Care: Research & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3134: Human Rights Advocacy: Concepts, Law and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP698: Transforming Children's Services - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3106: Mobilities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SPL301: The Politics of Peace and Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3105: Globalisation, prostitution and the state - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP3101: 'Community' - Significance and Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SP404: Development And Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SP405: Contemporary Social Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SP449: Mexican Politics And Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3107: Political Reform in Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3119: Green Political Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL315.II: Smart & Liveable Cities and Suburbs - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL314: Theories of Nationalism - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP721: Ocean and Marine Politics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP419: Marxist Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3120: Degrees of Freedom: The Politics of Poverty, Welfare and Punishment - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3123: Travellers, Rights, Nomadism and Ethnicity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3117: Sociology of Agriculture - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP701: Children & Young People in Families Today - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL302: Conflict & Territory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP693.II: Ethnicity, Nationalism and The State - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP407: Sociology Of Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SPL318: Understanding Youth - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP305: Comparative Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SP406: Principles Of Political Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP649: Power - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3133: The Northern Ireland Conflict - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP618: Welfare Words: Key Words in Social Work & Social Welfare - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP705.II: Revisiting Violence - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP699: Buddhism Politics & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP647.II: Northern Ireland: The Politics of a Divided Society - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SP3115: Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Spanish in the previous year / semester.
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH338: Mexican Women Writers - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH320: Hispanic Crime Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH329: Hispanic Translation Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH3101: Myth and Identity in Mexican and Central American Literatures - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (30 Credits):
This subject is available if you studied Tireolaiocht in the previous year / semester.
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI3113: Long-term Environmental Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI370: Elements Of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI3116 : Geographies of Development - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Graduates of this programme will be eligible for entry into postgraduate professional qualifications in primary and secondary teaching, social work, research in children, health promotion, advertising and public relations; advocacy and community development both nationally and internationally.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students graduating with a BA with Children's Studies, in addition to haveing a regular Arts Degree, will have a rounded understanding of the socio-cultural context of childhood and in particular of how the current legal, social and educational systems shape and influence the lives of children and adolescents. This training will assist in pursuing careers in the social care, child and family support, advocacy, the creative arts, education, health care and community development. The particular options open to graduates vary enormously depending on the two subjects that they take with their specialism.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

In the second semester of Year 3, students may have the opportunitiy to undertake a  work placement locally (Cope or Babaró for example) or abroad where they gain practical experience in their specialist area of Children's Studies. Students who are studying a foreign language with Children's Studies may undertake their placement in the county of the language they are studying or, in some cases, undertake a period of study in the specialism of Children's Studies at a Europen University. Students who are not studying a foreign language also have the opportunity to study at the University of York in Canada for one semester.

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2018/19
EU Fees 2018/19:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

Dr Michal Molcho
Programme Director
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
t 353 (0)91 493 668
E michal.molcho@nuigalway.ie

 


What Our Students Say

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Denise Gorden |   BA Connect with Children's Studies 2013

I chose this course having always known I wanted to pursue a career with children but not knowing in what capacity. This course is academic but encompasses and nurtures creativity and provides experiential learning that has really stood out to me. The knowledge and experience I have gained have been invaluable and I'm on the path to my dream career.