Entry Points (2022)

Course Overview

University of Galway offers two exciting programme options dedicated to Children Studies:

  • Arts with Children’s Studies (AWC)
  • Arts in Children’s Studies (ACS)

After selecting GY110 on your CAO form, you will also be asked to select the stream (the programme) that you are applying to (AWC or ACS), Read more about each programme option belo.

Arts (Arts with Children's Studies) - AWC

A four year arts degree that offers the ability to study two general arts subjects to degree level, in addition to specialising in Children’s Studies. Ideal for those with a genuine desire to study other arts subjects, and those looking to pursue post-primary teaching. 

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Arts (Children's Studies) - ACS

A four year arts degree in Children’s Studies that offers the option of also studying one modern language. Interdisciplinary, including work in the community in seven of eight semesters, and a half year or full year placement in Ireland or abroad.

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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 level 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.

4 years

Next start date

September 2023

A Level Grades (2022)

Average intake

Varies per stream

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

6 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting






Course code

Course Outline

For course outline see the following pages: 

Arts (Arts with Children's Studies)

Arts (Children's Studies)

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

To find out more about career opportunities, please visit the individual course stream wepbages:

Arts (Arts with Children's Studies)

Arts (Children's Studies)

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,738 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2023/24

Fees: Non EU

€17,360 p.a. 2023/24

EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

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Arts (Arts with Children's Studies)

Dr. Kate Harvey
Programme Director
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

Find out more: Arts (Arts with Children's Studies) course page

Arts (Children's Studies) 

Dr Michal Molcho
Programme Director
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

T: +353 91 493 668
E: michal.molcho@universityofgalway.ie

Find out more: Arts (Children's Studies) course page



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