November 25, 2020
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SPONSORED: Carlow College, St Patrick’s – we place our students at the centre of everything we do

Virtual Open Days at Carlow College, St Patrick’s
December 4th 12pm – 7pm & December 5th 10am – 3pm

At Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, we place our students at the centre of everything we do.  Our class sizes are small and inclusive, ensuring that students are given the attention and support needed to excel by lecturers who care and know them by name.

We will be hosting our Virtual Open Days on Friday 4th December 12pm-7pm and Saturday 5th December 10am-3pm, join us on Chat to us about your course choices, our campus facilities and student supports through our virtual Q&A.

This is an exclusive opportunity where our Lecturers, Student Support Staff and Admissions Team will be online to answer your questions and help you choose the college course that’s right for you.

Our programmes include:

Level 7

B.A. in Arts & Humanities

B.A. in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care)


Level 8

B.A. (Honours) in Arts & Humanities

B.A. (Honours) in English & History

B.A. (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care)

B.A. (Honours) in Social, Political & Community Studies

Level 9

M.A. (Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care)

M.A. in Irish Regional History (*subject to validation)

Employment opportunities

Students across all degree programmes have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a range of career skills and placement modules. Our graduates are currently employed in diverse industries include media, education, youth and social services.  The Teaching Council recognises our Arts & Humanities, and English & History degrees for the purpose of teaching English, History and Religion.


Carlow College, St. Patrick’s offer a number of scholarships to students which are listed below. Mature applicants over the age of 23 are also encouraged to apply for funding through the Uversity Scholarship programme.

  • An Academic Achievement Entrance Scholarship
  • A Mature Student Entrance Scholarship
  • A Progression Scholarship
  • Jon Stauff Scholarship Fund (Study Abroad programme )
  • Bishop James Davis Travel Prize (Study Abroad programme )

Study in the USA

Each year a number of Carlow College, St. Patrick’s students spend a semester studying at one of our partner Universities in the United States.  Students take modules that fulfil their academic requirements here in Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, so they are ready to go straight into the next semester when they return.

What our graduates say:

“I chose to study English & History as I loved the variety of subjects within the disciplines. I also think the course instantly stands out on a job application. When people see English they think, well-read and good writer. When they see History they think, good at researching and an interest in detail. These are qualities that make you an attractive candidate to employers.  The memories I made at Carlow College will forever make me smile. I walked into the college with little education, not much confidence and no academic strengths. I skipped out with lifelong friends, a degree in English and History and the confidence to pursue the career I really wanted. I will be forever grateful to the staff and lecturers of Carlow College for that.”

Áine O’ Neill, Television Producer.  B.A. (Honours) in English & History Graduate.

“I really enjoyed my experience as a student in Carlow College, St Patrick’s. Staff and students are on a first name basis and can afford to dedicate time to intensive topics, contributing to the overall quality of education.  I left the course feeling passionate about human rights, advocacy and have worked with various projects in Ireland and abroad. I was a scholarship student in UCD where I pursued a Master’s Degree in Political Science.  My experience in Carlow College motivated me to take an active role in society.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do after my time in Carlow College, which taught me to pursue my passion in challenging inequality in all forms. I currently work in the area of Policy Development & Education: I wear different hats depending on the job! I work in policy development on disability, women’s rights and immigration. There is no such thing as a typical day of work for me! I have been lucky to work on projects that have excited me, I was the Irish and European No Hate Speech Ambassador, I worked with the Council of Europe to develop policy on gender based hate speech and worked with residents in direct provision centres in Ireland to name just a few.”

Stephanie Hanlon, Policy Development & Education. B.A. (Honours) in Social, Political & Community Studies Graduate.

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