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

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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 with 176 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 Drama and Theatre Studies or 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 want to engage with fresh ideas;
  • 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 a set of fourteen subjects taught at the University of Limerick, to which we have added the possibility of taking one of your subjects — Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, Drama and Theatre, or Theology and Religious Studies — from our partner institution, Mary Immaculate College.

What will you study?

Year 1

In the first year, you choose four subjects from the groups below. Any subject combination is permitted, as long as three of the subjects are from the University of Limerick and no two are in the same group. The table displays the combinations available to degree level. A fifth module will be selected from broadening and skills Modules.

  • Group 1: Psychology ** or German (beginners or advanced)
  • 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: Irish Music and Dance or Sociology
  • Group 8: Mathematics* or Politics and International Relations
  • Group 9: Geography* or Spanish (beginners or advanced)
  • Group 10: Public Administration and Leadership or Philosophy*
  • Group 11: History or Economics

Year 2-4

Towards the end of year one, you will receive advice and guidance before selecting the subjects you will continue with from years 2-4.

  • 2 subjects for Joint Honours to degree level or one subject for Single Honours to degree level
  • Group 1: Psychology ** or German (beginners or advanced)
  • Group 2: Single or Joint Honours Politics and International Relations or English or Mathematics
  • Group 3: New Media and Cultural Studies or Geography or Spanish (beginners or advanced)
  • Group 4: Single or Joint Honours Public Administration and Leadership or Philosophy or Gaeilge or Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Group 5: Single or Joint Honours Sociology or Irish Music and Dance or Linguistics with TESOL† or Theology and Religious Studies
  • Group 6: Single or Joint Honours History or French or Economics

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 2017?

The points in 2017 were 360.

Bachelor of Arts LM002 at University of Limerick