Irish Studies BA (Hons)

Key information


Irish Studies

If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level requirementsBBB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaApplications considered. BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits.
International Baccalaureate30 points, with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at BBBBB or Scottish Advanced Highers at BBB, combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted with grades BB at A level.
Access30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit in graded level 3 units in a relevant Diploma.
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Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be BBB or BBC plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual offers pilot

For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:

  • Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
  • UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)

*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.

For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.