Program Title

Children's Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

The National University of Ireland offers Undergraduate courses and programmes under its 16 schools offering courses in nearly 60 disciplines. With a graduation rate of 96%, the university is among the most popular institutions for higher education in Ireland.


  • Minimum GPA equivalent to 3.0 and 2.8 is required for admission in UG programmes.
  • Certified copy of Final High School exam results or Predicted Scores provided by your school
  • Undergraduate admission also requires a ‘Third language’ proficiency.
  • Application to most of the courses needs at least 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • Due to the coronavirus, the university has opened an option of the fees submission in instalments.
Program Description

NUI Galway offers three exciting programmes dedicated to Children’s and Youth Studies, an interdisciplinary area, which examines the social, cultural, legal, psychological and historical discourses shaping the lives of children and youth today. The three programmes have been designed to provide graduates with different skill sets and academic knowledge. It is important to familiarise yourself with the differences between these programmes and make an informed choice about which one best suits your aspirations. 


• If you just want to study ‘children’ along with two other traditional Arts subjects and progress to secondary school teaching for example, among other careers, maybe Arts with Children’s Studies is for you.

• If you want to study ‘children’ at an in-depth level over four years in a degree that is practice based and pursue a career in primary school teaching for example, among other careers, maybe Arts (Children’s Studies) is for you.

• If you want to study Children, Youth and Family at an in-depth level over four years, at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. The University’s flagship institute for Applied Social Science, undertake a nine-month long work placement and be ready to take up employment upon graduation in youth work, child welfare and other areas, maybe Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy & Practice) is for you. 

The BA (Children's Studies) is an interdisciplinary degree designed to equip students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the lives of children and youth today. This four-year degree draws on expertise from a wide range of areas including the creative arts, literature, law, health, human rights, history, sociology and psychology, and incorporates the optional study of one modern language. Community-based service-learning and enquiry-based learning are embedded across the degree and the third year placement combines valuable practical experience with specific career-orientated goals.

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