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 admissions

We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.