As St. Angela’s College, Sligo prepares for formal incorporation into Atlantic Technological University, there has already been significant collaboration taking place and a major milestone has been the development of a joint BA (Hons) in Business and Irish, which will be offered to CAO applicants for September 2023.
This unique 3-year honours degree programme focuses on traditional as well as innovative module content in both areas of business and Irish and will equip graduates to pursue a range of career opportunities from arts and culture, public sector organisations, ICT, financial services, and marketing. For those interested in post primary teaching careers, BA graduates can also progress to a Professional Master of Education (PME) as the programme meets all registration requirements for the Teaching Council of Ireland. There are also a variety of roles in communication and media, where the Irish language is core. This programme also responds to the recent Official Languages Bill amendment which requires that 20% of public sector employees will be proficient in the Irish language.
“This exciting new joint-BA is a wonderful example of co-operation between both ATU campuses in Sligo, complementing our individual strengths but as one unified awarding body” explains Dr Valerie McTaggart, Head of Department of Social Sciences, ATU Sligo. “The first of its kind, this programme will allow students to experience both campuses, covering business at ATU Sligo and Irish at St. Angela’s”.
Dr Fiona Crowe, Head of School of Education, St. Angela’s College describes the welcome addition of the programme “students now have another university opportunity to focus on key subjects that not only compliment one another but are in demand with real job prospects on graduation”.
The BA (Hons) in Business and Irish will be included as a CAO 2023 option using the code AU906, with the first cohort of students commencing in September 2023.
For more, please see www.atu.ie/au906