QQI level 5 – Award in General Studies – Code 5M3114
1 Year Full-time


Are you interested in a broad-based study of Liberal Arts? Join our Liberal Arts (Folklore & Mythology) programme and acquire a QQI level 5 award in General Studies. This course provides a programme of learning as an access course to Higher Education for those who wish to progress to degree level courses in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Equip yourself with the research and academic skills necessary to succeed in your first year at university. Mature students and adult learners are also welcome.

The Liberal Arts (Folklore & Mythology) programme aims to provide you with a strong foundation in a range of subjects, including Psychology, Folklore & Ethnology, English Literature, Classical Studies, research & study skills, communication skills, personal & professional development, and word processing. Students benefit from small class sizes, one-to-one academic assistance, a wide range of elective modules and field trips throughout the academic year.

Entry Requirements          

  • Leaving Cert or its equivalent is advised
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

What Our Students Say

“The Liberal Arts (Folklore & Mythology) course at Dundrum College of Further Education has allowed me the opportunity to explore different areas within the Humanities. I now have options for progressive study which wouldn’t have been possible before and it has instilled in me the confidence to study English Literature at university level. I would implore anyone looking to go onto studying the humanities at University to consider this course first as it offers such rich well of learning and growth as an individual and within academia.”  Kayla Murphy, DCFE Liberal Arts student 2022/23

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Psychology
  • Folklore and Ethnology
  • English Literature
  • Classical Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Social Studies

Core Modules

  • Research & Study Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Word Processing
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.



Our programme has strong progression into Higher Education institutes, including TU Dublin, UCD, IADT, and Trinity College Dublin. Graduates of this programme would access a broad range of Arts and Humanities programmes in Higher Education institutes. We work with all students through our guidance service to ensure every opportunity is made to progress to Higher Education degree programmes in this area.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Liberal Arts (Folklore and Mythology) programme, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a variety of entry-level roles in the Arts and Humanities fields, such as assistants in museums or archives, researchers, cultural program assistants, public relations assistants, writers, or media assistants. This programme provides you with a well-rounded education that equips you with strong analytical and communication skills, making you a valuable asset to any industry or organization that values these attributes. Additionally, this programme can serve as a stepping stone towards further studies in a wide range of degree programmes in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, providing you with more career opportunities in the future.