Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culture & Heritage Studies CW098

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What is the Course about?

Culture and Heritage Studies creates an awareness, understanding and knowledge of Ireland’s built, natural and literary past. This programme is ideally suited for those presently employed or seeking employment in the tourism and heritage sectors.   

This four-year honours degree programme brings Ireland’s cultural heritage to life for people with a passion for art and literature. Modules include: Irish history; Irish architectural history; cultural heritage studies; communications and customer service; IT and research skills; Irish literature and film studies; digital heritage. The applied cultural heritage module runs throughout the four years and enables students to interact with a wide variety of heritage groups and community-based organisations in heritage resource management. A 12-week work placement is included as part of Year 3, providing students with valuable experience in a cultural heritage organisation.  

Special Features:

  • 12-week work placement in Year 3 with a culture or heritage organisation.
  • Applied cultural heritage module throughout the four years enabling students to interact with heritage groups and community-based organisations.
  • Exit awards: Higher Certificate in Culture and Heritage Studies (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2; or a Bachelor of Arts in Culture and Heritage Studies (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may apply for entry to a range of Research and Taught Masters at IT Carlow and other institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

The programme equips graduates with strong cultural leadership and management skills. Graduates will have a diverse range of career options available, including: historic preservation; heritage tourism; heritage resource management; careers with museums, national parks and other built and natural tourist attractions. Graduates may also find employment as environmental consultants with rural development organisations and state bodies.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. 

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. 

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Edmund Joyce