Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities Joint Major: English and Psychology

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Points Required 309*
  • Course Code SG247
  • Award Honours Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary

This programme integrates English and Psychology to create a unique and versatile degree that allows the graduate to explore a range of career options. By combining these two subjects, students have the opportunity to learn transferable, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as becoming independent learners, researchers, thinkers and writers. Students will be introduced to both English and Psychology in the first year and as the course progresses, allowed to focus on their specific, chosen interest.

In the Psychology strand, students will broaden their understanding of human nature as they develop critical understanding of psychological thinking and  research about human development, personality, cognitive functioning and mental health. 

In the English strand, students will explore literary and dramatic texts through studying the intellectual and socio-historical contexts of the art works. 

This course design is intended to inspire you in both subjects. Both subjects will be delivered in engaging and innovative ways, by a well-known and experienced lecturing team. Learning and ideas are informed, understood and shared through seminars, workshops, lectures, theatre trips, conferences and group/individual work.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in

  • Community development
  • Communications & media
  • Arts management 
  • Research
  • Business and Technology sectors

Further Study

On successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply to the taught Level 9 Masters of Arts in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years based on holding a minimum H2.2 and successful completion of a designated selection process. Candidates also have the option to proceed to an Level 9 Masters by Research.

Externally: It is expected that a number of graduates will apply to progress to the Professional Masters in Education (PME) to become a post primary teacher in English. Alternatively, it is expected some graduates will progress to a full psychology award.


Did you know?

This programme has a mixture of seminars, workshops, lectures, theatre trips, conferences and group/individual work.

Students will have the opportunity to experience blended learning in their final year. The research methods module is taught online, giving the student more chance to prepare for their post graduate career world.

Leaving Certificate Mathematics is not an entry requirement for this course.