British & Irish Studies Certificate

British & Irish Studies@UGA offers a certificate to undergraduates who have taken a substantial number (18 hours) of courses that focus on British and Irish Studies. These courses include the gateway course (ENGL/HIST 3100) and at least two courses (6 hours) outside the student's major field of study; at least one of the courses should be taken in the U.K. or Ireland.

British & Irish Studies@UGA certificate can be a useful credential for students who seek to apply to competitive graduate programs, in English or History in particular. Other students will find the certificate helpful in preparation for professional study in international law or for careers with international firms. The British-Irish Studies certificate will enhance the academic profile of students who wish to pursue masters or doctoral level work at British institutions. It should also help students who apply for prestigious fellowships to study in the U.K. (such as the Rhodes, Gates, and Marshall), as well as students who intend to go on for further study in U.S. institutions with British or Irish Studies programs.

Eligibility for the program

Students must have completed a minimum of 9 courses at UGA (27 semester hours) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an online application to the program Director (Dr. Aidan Wasley). Students may apply for the British&Irish Studies Certificate if they have already achieved at least a 3.0 GPA in the British&Irish Studies gateway class (ENGL/HIST 3100).