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BA (Hons) in Celtic Studies, Art History and History University College Dublin




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Why is this course for me?

Are you interested in pursuing research or a career in culture, the arts, or heritage? This unique interdisciplinary programme covers all of these areas, ranging across Celtic Studies, Art History and History. The core of this programme will see students examine the history, literature, language and culture of the Celts across the centuries. It will challenge students and will develop their critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as providing an appreciation of the complexities of ideas, societies, cultures, languages and art.

International Study Opportunities

Opportunities for study abroad include those at universities in:

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • France
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • America
  • Australia.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Students on this programme will gain the transferable skills highly valued by employers in the cultural and heritage sector, education, archives, media, journalism, public service, museums and art galleries, research, and a wide range of private sector employment opportunities that require interdisciplinary competences. In addition to MLitt and PhD programmes in Art History, Celtic Studies and History, this programme prepares students for graduate study in many areas, including:

  • Celtic Studies
  • Art History
  • History
  • Film
  • Drama
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Archives
  • Cultural Policy & Arts Management.

What Will I Study

In this programme, the study of the history of the Celts will be placed in a European and global context, allowing for a deep understanding of Celtic civilisation from antiquity to the present day. Students will also engage with the aesthetic, stylistic, historical and critical elements of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms, including photography, video and performance. The diversity of choice in the modules that are available – from Early Irish and Welsh to Medieval Art and Architecture, and folklore and migration – draws together Celtic Studies, Art History and History.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA (Hons) in Celtic Studies, Art History and History.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€19,200.00 (15,00,027) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


09 Sep


UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Room A108,

Newman Building,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

There are minimum entry requirements that all applicants, applying based on school leaving results, must meet.

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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