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Course Code: 5M2154

Course Content:

  • English Literature
  • Archaeology
  • Research & Study Skills
  • Internet
  • Cultural and Social History
  • Political Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Irish (Hons Leaving Cert) Optional
  • Psychology


QQI Certificate in General Studies

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology




This course is designed for students wishing to study Arts at Third Level. It introduces students to the methods of study, writing and research skills necessary for successful participation at Third Level and allows students to apply to these courses through a route other than directly from Leaving Certificate

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), Mature students or applicants with other equivalent qualifications
are welcome to apply.

Progression and Career Options:

This course allows students apply for a range of Third Level Arts courses through the QQI entry system. This system is an alternative entry system to the Leaving Certificate and is a viable alternative for students who have not achieved sufficient points directly from Leaving Certificate or for students (school leavers or mature students) who wish to complete a foundation year before progressing to Third Level. The course is a recognised progression route to Arts in:

  • NUIG
  • UCC
  • DCU
  • DIT
  • Maynooth
  • UCD
  • IADT
  • DIT
  • UL
  •  Pontificial University Maynooth and to related courses in these Institutions


new pre uni artsStudent Testimonial:

DIFE allowed me to grow both as a student and as a person. The environment and atmosphere in DIFE is brilliant it made learning easier. It equipped me with the skills necessary to deal with university. I am now in 2nd Year Arts in Maynooth' - Nathan (past student)


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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