The Bachelor of Arts degree at UL, LM002, offers students the opportunity to create their own BA with a choice of 16 subjects.
LM002 is a Bachelor of Arts programme from the University of Limerick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the University of Limerick, we deliver an Arts Degree which is flexible and wide-ranging, offering 16 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.
In first year, you select a total of four subjects from Groups 1-10, selecting no more than one subject from each group.
- German and Spanish are available at both beginners and post leaving certificate level.
- French is available at post leaving certificate level only.
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.
The table illustrates all the combinations available to degree level.
- Note the reduced groupings from year 2. You should check the table opposite 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.
= Available to degree level
= Option combination available in first year only
= TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
n/a = Not Available
** = 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 Autumn semester Psychology performance.
You must select 4 subjects in year 1.
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.
Single Honours means that you will study 4 modules in 1 subject each semester.
Joint Honours means that you will study your 2 chosen subjects in equal amounts: 2 modules per subject each semester.
You will select the subjects that you will continue with to degree level during Spring Semester of Year 1.
No. You pick the subjects to continue based on your selection in year 1.
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.
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.
Yes. This is a compulsory element of the programme. The International Education Division will assist you with your study placement.
Yes. This is a compulsory element of the programme. The Cooperative Education and Careers Division will assist you with your work placement.
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.
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.
The points in 2019 were 329.