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Part-Time Degree Study

Part-time Degree Study

Our part-time degree study option is available for students who wish to study on a part-time basis towards gaining a level 7 or level 8 degree. It is a flexible scheme that allows part-time students to study up to six subjects (modules) per year towards a full degree qualification in a chosen area of study. Part-time students can study up to a maximum of six modules or a minimum of one module per academic year. If a student wishes to complete stage 1 of the degree over a two-year period, they must study 6 modules per year (3 modules in semester one and 3 modules in semester two).

For a list of all of our first year modules please see here.

For a list of modules across all years on each degree programme click on the relevant programme below:

Part-time study at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s may also be used as a pathway to full time education. Once a part-time student has successfully completed stage one of a programme, they have the option to progress to stage two as a full time undergraduate student or continue on as a part-time learner. As an undergraduate full time student you may be eligible for funding by applying to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).


Carlow College, St. Patrick’s have introduced semesterisation into the Academic Year. Simply put semesterisation is where modules are taught and assessed in a single teaching period. At Carlow College, St. Patrick’s there are two semesters over the course of the academic year.

Semester 1: Commences on 30th August 2021 and Concludes on 17hDecember 2021

Examinations for Semester 1: 8th – 17th December 2021

Semester 2: Commences on 24th January 2022 and Concludes on 13th May 2022

Examinations for Semester 2: 3rd – 13th May 2022

Applications for Part-Time study are made directly to Carlow College, St. Patrick’s and are not processed by the CAO. Applications for intake in September 2021 are now open.


Carlow College, St. Patrick’s recognises the importance of access to third level education. No specific entry requirements have been set, however application forms will be subject to assessment and candidates may be called for interview.

If you are a student with additional educational needs, you are encouraged to contact the Head of Student Services and Learner Supports, Lisa Fortune, at (059) 9153223 to discuss your situation in a confidential and friendly manner

The fees per module are as follows: €250 per 5 Credit Module (includes QQI Fee). Payment of fees are required in full on or before the day of registration, per semester. A 15% discount on modules will apply to those who are in receipt of Social Welfare payments, proof will be required.

Example: (excluding discount)  The cost of 30 credits per year is €1500 (€750 per semester).  Two part payments of €750 MUST be paid on or before the commencement date each semester.

Example: (with 15% Social Welfare discount) The cost of 30 credits per year is €1275 (€637.50 per semester) Two part payments of €637.50 MUST be paid on or before the commencement date each semester.

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