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Bachelor of Arts Home Economics
Title: Bachelor of Arts Home Economics
Course Code: AS054

Bachelor of Arts Home Economics (Honours Degree)

Level: 8

Awarding Body: National University of Ireland, Galway.

Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements: Applicants are required to have an established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least two Grade H5’s and four Grade O6’s/H7’s.

Subject Requirements:

• Irish, English, Mathematics

• Home Economics

• Third Language

• Any one other subject recognised for matriculation purposes.

There are also opportunities available to students via non-standard entry progression routes including mature entry and Access.



4 Years

Fees (euro):

Full details available here

Additional course costs for first year students here

Next Intake:

September 2019

Closing Date:

Programme Overview

This programme consists of the three core disciplines within Home Economics: Food Studies; Textiles, Fashion, Design; and Family Resource Management and these are taught in every year of the programme.

In year three of the programme students will have the option to either study abroad for five months with one of our partner Universities or to complete a five month work placement in Ireland.


Modules will include but are not limited to:

• Home Economics Studies

• Nutrition, Diet and Health

• Food Studies

• Interior and Textiles Design

• Sensory Sciences

• Health Promotion

• Child Development

• Nutrition

• Consumer Literacy

• Fashion, Clothing and Home Design

• Sociology of the Family

• Lifestyle, Health and Disease

• Family Advocacy in the Community

• Public Health Nutrition.


Career Opportunities

There are opportunities for graduates to be employed by national or international governmental or non-governmental agencies focusing on family and child wellbeing; consumer advocacy; and health promotion. Graduates will have capacity to work with both private and State organisations as food advisors, or community Home Economists.

There is also potential to take a commercial pathway and enter into the private business sector in the areas of food;textiles and fashion and interior entrepreneurship.

Postgraduate programmes (Masters and Doctoral level) can also be pursued in the areas of Education; Home Economics; Health Promotion; Food and Nutrition; Health Coaching and Wellbeing; Child Development; Youth and Family Studies;Textiles and Fashion.



Downloads & Other Information

Programme Brochure
Undergraduate Prospectus

Contact Details

Amanda McCloat
Home Economics Department,
St Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Co. Sligo.
T: 00 353 (0)71 9143580

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