BCA Dublin, Ireland

BCA Dublin, Ireland

Maynooth University is regularly identified as Ireland’s friendliest campus in national and international polls. The University has more than 100 clubs and societies, including sports, political parties, arts, comedy, music, dance, drama and history. The international student society arranges social evenings and weekends away throughout the year. Additionally, you’ll share housing with other international students, so you’ll quickly meet people from around the world! During the semester you will be close to all the Irish music, classical literature, lively pubs and famous theatres of Dublin. 

With the help of your BCA Dublin Resident Director, get to know the local highlights of Maynooth, find the best ways to get around and quickly gain the confidence to strike out on your own and visit Dublin and other parts of Ireland. You’ll also travel with your RD outside of Maynooth. Excursions vary by semester but in the past have included Belfast, Northern Ireland, to see the famous murals and speak with locals about the ongoing Irish peace process; Abbey Theater, to learn about up-and-coming Irish writers and artists; and Newgrange, an ancient passage tomb that predates England’s Stonehenge. 

At Maynooth University you’ll be taking courses alongside Irish students and other international peers. The university offers courses in business and law, education, humanities, social sciences and STEM, making it a perfect location to take courses toward your major or general education requirements. Interested students can also explore their roots or simply make the most of their time in Ireland by completing the Irish Cultural Heritage Certificate, which offers an interdisciplinary evaluation of early Irish cultural history. The BCA course and other courses in peace and conflict studies offer meaningful opportunities to study themes of social justice and change.

Subjects

  • Anthropology
  • Biology (General)
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Media Relations
  • Music
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

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