Students who successfully complete this degree are recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of teaching English and History at second level, provided they have acquired the Postgraduate Masters in Education (PGME).
In addition, students with a BA in English and History find employment in a range of areas including: business, politics, technology, administration, the arts, libraries and archives and the media at home and abroad. Now more than ever, employers are seeking graduates with research skills and the ability to evaluate evidence and think critically.
The degree can also lead into further study. Many graduates of this programme have gone on to do Masters Courses in TCD, UCD and Maynooth University.