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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The first year programme focuses on Twentieth Century American history. In the second year the course examines Modern European History 1870 to 1945, a study of which helps students acquire a more discerning approach to the modern world and a meaningful background to their European citizenship. In year three the module looks at aspects of Irish and English history 1845 to 1939. This is intended to familiarise students with the main political, social and economic developments in Ireland and Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and contribute to their understanding of contemporary society and current problems in these countries.

Course Content

This innovative degree offers students a combination of modules focusing on a chosen academic subject alongside other modules that make use of a wide range of disciplines to explore the human condition and our contemporary European context. This combination of focused study and broad development is a key feature of a Liberal Arts education. The learning programme seeks to develop the skills necessary to succeed in new and challenging situations. It also offers the opportunity to deepen one’s personal values and sense of responsibility towards the needs of society. The College therefore believes that a Liberal Arts degree offers students learning opportunities for both employability and fulfilment.

Teaching & Learning

On the BA (Liberal Arts) degree programme we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject and professional experts. Students are supported in developing attributes and perspectives that will
equip them for life as professionals, while enhancing their development as independent, lifelong learners. The results of the National Student Survey have consistently shown that students rate the quality of teaching and learning in the College very highly. The College has recently completed an extensive refurbishment of the Student Centre, providing welcoming areas for students to meet and socialise. Additionally, the College has on its compact campus a modern, well-stocked library, an IT Open-Access Suite, dedicated workshop areas, a fitness suite and a specialist PE Centre. As St Mary’s students are also students of Queen’s University Belfast they have access to facilities at Queen’s, including the Students’ Union, libraries, IT facilities, Chaplaincy, Queen’s PEC and the Student Guidance Centre.

Assessment

The way in which you are assessed will vary according to the Learning Objectives of each module. Some modules are assessed solely through project work or written assignments. Some are assessed through a combination of coursework and end of semester examinations, while assessment of others may include a presentation or submission of a portfolio. Placement-based work is assessed through observation by College tutors with an input from placement staff. Details of how each module is assessed are shown in course handbooks which are provided to all students at the start of the year.

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A level : BCC

Applicants must pass 3 A-Levels (A2), having grade profile BCC, and with no specific subject. Double Award VCE or Double Award Applied A-Level may be acceptable in place of two A-Levels. Two Advanced Subsidiary GCE or VCE qualifications will not be acceptable in place of one A-Level. Applicants must have minimum GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics.

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University information

St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University College, Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 6FE, Northern Ireland

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