Pre-University Arts with Languages and Psychology (Level 5)

This course prepares students for entrance into Arts courses at Third Level and includes modules in psychology, history, language and political studies. 


One year, full-time


  • European Studies 5N1444
  • French 5N1623
  • Local History Studies 5N1296
  • Political Studies 5N1837
  • Psychology 5N0754
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Word Processing 5N1358
  • Work Experience 5N1356


NFQ Level 5 award made by QQI 5M2073 Language and European Studies

Career Options

Whilst students may find employment in administration and/or international trade, this course is aimed at those who wish to progress to Third Level. 

Third Level Progression

Pre-University Arts is one of the most widely recognised QQI awards as it links into nearly all Arts & Humanities courses in all Higher Education Institutions in Ireland through CAO.
  • UCD allow progression into Arts DN520, Psychology DN720 and Humanities DN530.
  • Maynooth University accept this course for study on their degree programmes including Arts MH101, LLB Law MH501, Law MH502 and Social Science MH107.
  • DCU have over 10 courses that follow after this QQI award including Arts DC009, Arts (Media Studies) DC291, Arts (Law) DC292, Arts (International Languages) DC293, Arts(Politics) DC295, Communication Studies DC131, Journalism DC132, Multimedia DC133, Applied Language and Translation Studies DC155 and International Relations DC231.
There are many more opportunities for college progression.
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Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, QQI Level 4 full major award or equivalent.
  • Work/life experience may be acceptable for mature students.
  • Students should be 16 years old or over at the start of the course.
  • Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject area and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or higher).


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 I would definitely recommend a course at Greenhills College to a friend or family member especially if they want to go to college afterwards because I think going to college straight from secondary school is a huge jump. Whereas if you take a year to do a course that leads into whatever career sector you want to do, you gain so much experience and knowledge. For example, thanks to Greenhills Pre-University Arts course I now know how to reference, use Word, the standard assignments should be and so much more.I also know that I will really enjoy history in college as I completed the module history this year. But if I had gone straight into college this year I personally think I would have been lost and confused. After completing this course I feel ready and confident going into college. I hope to get an offer to study at DCU.

Kerri Owens (Class of 2021)