Bachelor of Arts UL | LM002

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LM002

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree, LM002, at UL in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College, offers students the opportunity to create their own BA with a choice of 19 subjects.

Bachelor of Arts LM002 at University of Limerick

Wider Choice

LM002 is a Bachelor of Arts programme from the University of Limerick (in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College).

Introduced in 2017, this degree allows for a greatly expanded selection of subjects and subject combinations.

You will select LM002 on the CAO and then make subject choices once enrolled in UL. This enables you to make informed subject choices in consultation with your academic advisors.

Arts at UL Offers:

  • A choice of 19 subjects in year 1;
  • A choice of 16 subjects available to degree level with 133 possible combinations to degree level;
  • The opportunity to choose subjects once you are on campus;
  • The opportunity to choose subjects to degree level after one semester;
  • A range of broadening modules to allow you to study topics outside of your chosen subjects;
  • Skills modules to provide you with the skills necessary for academic study at University;
  • Individual academic advisors to assist you with your subject choices and any other questions or issues which may arise.

Unique Features of Arts at UL

1. Off Campus Programme

In semesters 4 and 5 (year 2 Spring and year 3 Autumn) you will participate in an off-campus programme. Semester 4 is ordinarily dedicated to a period of cooperative education/work experience. Semester 5 is spent on study abroad in one of our many partner institutions across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. UL’s dedicated Coop and Careers Office will help you find the work placement that best suits your course of study and your aspirations, while our International Education Office will find you a place at one of our partner institutions best suited to your chosen subject(s) in a part of the world that appeals to your intellectual and cultural curiosity.

2. Final Year Research Dissertation

In your final year, you will complete a Final Year Research Dissertation. This is a unique opportunity to complete an extended piece of research and analysis on a topic which you will design with guidance and direction from an academic supervisor in your chosen area.

3. Broadening and Skills Modules

Throughout this degree, you will take Broadening and Skills modules. Broadening modules allow students to study topics from outside of your subject choices. Skills modules will be provided to give students the skills required for academic study in University.

Bachelor of Arts LM002 at University of Limerick

Why study a Bachelor
of Arts at UL?

At the University of Limerick, we deliver an Arts Degree which is flexible and wide-ranging, offering 19 subjects in all. You can study a combination of subjects — as Single Honours or Joint Honours — from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: from familiar arts subjects such as English, French, German or History, to newer subjects such as Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). In the course of your study you will have opportunities — unique to the UL curriculum — to work, to travel and to study abroad.

You will study Arts at UL because:

  • You want to choose from a wide range of subjects at a university where you can benefit from real-world work experience and have the opportunity to study in another country;
  • You wish to communicate your own ideas effectively and persuasively;
  • You want to engage critically and analytically with the world around you;
  • You want to develop skills that will enhance your career and, in the broadest sense, your contribution to society;

  • You can choose from nineteen subjects which includes the following five subjects offered by our partner institution, Mary Immaculate College – Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, Drama and Theatre Studies, or Theology and Religious Studies.

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What will you study?

Year 1

In first year, you select a total of four subjects from Groups 1-11, selecting no more than one subject from each group. You may include one subject offered by Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in your selection. Subjects offered by MIC are indicated with the * symbol.

  • Group 1: Psychology or German
  • Group 2: English
  • Group 3: New Media and Cultural Studies
  • Group 4: Gaeilge or Drama and Theatre Studies*
  • Group 5: French
  • Group 6: Theology and Religious Studies* or Linguistics with TESOL†
  • Group 7: Music and Dance or Sociology
  • Group 8: Mathematics* or Politics and International Relations
  • Group 9: Geography* or Spanish
  • Group 10: Public Administration and Leadership or Philosophy*
  • Group 11: History or Economics

Please note:
- Drama and Theatre Studies, Philosophy, and Theology and Religious Studies are only available in year 1.
- German and Spanish are available at both beginners and post leaving certificate level.
- French is available at post leaving certificate level only.

Year 2-4

In second semester of first year, you will select two subjects (or one subject, if applicable) to continue with and specialise in to degree level (years 2-4). The table on the right displays the groups from years 2-4.
Year 2-4 subjects are chosen from the subjects studied in year 1. No two subjects can be taken from one group.

  • Group 1: Psychology or German
  • Group 2: Politics and International Relations or English or Mathematics*
  • Group 3: New Media and Cultural Studies or Geography* or Spanish
  • Group 4: Public Administration and Leadership or Gaeilge
  • Group 5: Sociology or Music and Dance or Linguistics with TESOL†
  • Group 6: History or French or Economics

Please note:
- Note the reduced groupings from year 2. You should check the table below to check valid combinations from years 2-4.
- Joint Honours: 2 subjects to degree level.
- Single Honours: 1 subject to degree level. The following subjects are available as single honours: History; Politics and International Relations; Public Administration and Leadership; and Sociology.

Subject Combinations available on LM002 BA Arts to degree level.

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= Available to degree level
= Option combination available in first year only
= TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
n/a = Not Available
* = Subjects offered by Mary Immaculate College
** = Progress to part two of the degree (from Year Two onward) in Psychology will be competitive as there are limited places and progression will be decided on the basis of Year 1 performance.

LM002 Frequently Asked Questions.

How many subjects do I pick?

You must select 4 subjects in year 1. You can select any subject combinations, as long as 3 of the subjects are from University of Limerick and no 2 are in the same group.

What if I want to choose more than one subject from MIC’s offering to degree level?

If you wish to choose more than one subject from MIC’s offering to degree level then please see www.mic.ul.ie for details on MI002.

Do I have to take 1 subject from the subjects offered by Mary Immaculate College?

No. Students can take all 4 subjects from the subjects offered by UL.

Do I have to travel to Mary Immaculate College if I choose one of those subjects?

You will not have to travel to Mary Immaculate College for classes during your first year. Some travel may be necessary if you continue with a Mary Immaculate College subject from years 2-4.

How many subjects do I continue with from year 2?

There are 2 options available:
Single Honours – You will continue with 1 subject from year 2. Single Honours is available in History; Politics and International Relations; Public Administration and Leadership; and Sociology.
Joint Honours – You continue with 2 subjects from year 2. The subject combinations available as Joint Honours to degree level are displayed in the table above.

What does Single Honours mean?

Single Honours means that you will study 4 modules in 1 subject each semester.

What does Joint Honours mean?

Joint Honours means that you will study your 2 chosen subjects in equal amounts: 2 modules per subject each semester.

When do I select my subjects to continue with in year 2?

You will select the subjects that you will continue with to degree level during Spring Semester of Year 1.

Can I take a new subject from year 2?

No. You pick the subjects to continue based on your selection in year 1.

What are broadening modules?

Broadening modules allow you take a module which is not a core component of your subject choice. For example, you could choose to study a module on Social Media for Social Good or Beginners Japanese.

What are skills based modules?

Skills modules are provided in this programme to give you the skills you will need for University. For example, you will take a module on academic writing in semester one of the programme.

Do I have to go on Erasmus/Study Abroad?

Yes. This is a compulsory element of the programme. The International Education Division will assist you with your study placement.

Do I have to go on Cooperative Education?

Yes. This is a compulsory element of the programme. The Cooperative Education and Careers Division will assist you with your work placement.

What is a Final Year Research Dissertation?

At UL, you will undertake a Final year Research Dissertation, which is an extended piece of research and writing, on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of a member of Faculty.

When do I choose my subjects?

You will be given information on all subjects during your orientation day at the University. You will then choose your 4 subjects during week 1 of Autumn Semester.

What were the points for LM002 in 2018?

The points in 2018 were 363.

Are some subjects only available in year 1?

Yes. Drama and Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies are only available in years 1. They cannot be studied to degree level on LM002.

Bachelor of Arts LM002 at University of Limerick