All BCA students will enroll in the MC 102: Understanding Conflict: The Irish Experience course. This class, taught through BCA’s partners in The Kennedy Institute, helps students understand the nature and impact of violent conflict, with special reference to the Irish situation.

Students then select one additional course from those listed in Stream A. Every effort will be made to place you in your first choices, but you will also be asked to indicate a second choice in case, due to class capacities or prerequisites, you are not able to be placed in your first choice.

Stream A Courses (choose one)

AN 303: Introduction to the Anthropology of Ireland
MN 313: International Marketing
EC 217: Economics of the European Union
EN 010: Public Speaking & Communication
EN 272: Creative Writing
GY 313: Climate Change
HY 273: Ireland and the Great Famine
ID 202: The Cultural Heritage of Medieval Society

Students can go to this website for more detailed course information: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/short-term-programmes/muiss


At Maynooth University individual courses are called modules.


Maynooth University issues credits using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which is common throughout Europe. Courses are typically offered at 5 ECTS (2.5 US semester credit hours) or 7.5 ECTS (4 US semester credit hours), although final decisions on the transfer of credits are governed by your home institution. 


When you apply to the program, you will be asked to list courses, which you are hoping to take while in Dublin. This list is for advising purposes only as it helps BCA understand your course needs and make sure that our program is a good fit for you. You will need to identify at least three courses, as not all course pairings are possible based on the course schedule.