Celtic Civilisation - Conversion Course
The Higher Diploma in Arts (Celtic Civilisation) is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the literature and culture of the medieval Celtic countries intensively over one academic year full time, or two academic years part time.
The course is aimed at graduates who would like to study a master’s course in the subject area (but who do not have an honours degree in the relevant area) or who may wish to add the Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications
The Higher Diploma in Celtic Civilisation consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing Second and Third Arts modules in the relevant subject. Suitable modules as well as attendance requirements and coursework are determined by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish and approved by the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. The course of study to be followed may vary depending on your background, preferred area of specialisation etc.
Module options include:
Exile and Longing: Early Celtic Lyric Poetry
The Brehon Laws
The Celtic Languages
Early Irish Spirituality
Gender, Image and Identity in Medieval Ireland
The Mabinogi: Legends of Medieval Wales
Ireland and Scotland: The Gaelic World in the Middle Ages
Otherworld Journeys and Saintly Visions in Celtic Literature
Irish Historical Tales
The Finn Cycle
Early Irish Language
The Roots of the Arthurian Legend
Directed Research in Medieval Celtic Culture
It is intended for those who already have a 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to the subject Celtic Civilisation intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicant would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
Closing Date: Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.
Celtic Civilisation modules are typically assessed through an in-class assessment and a final examination, both of which are in essay format. For module CC2010, you will undertake an extended research project which will be assessed based on an annotated bibliography (25% of total mark), a presentation to Department staff and fellow students (25%), and an essay (50%).
Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Start Date: 9th September 2024.
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Skills and Careers Information
As well as serving as an ideal entry-point to Celtic Studies for those without a prior qualification who are considering postgraduate study in the subject, the Higher Diploma in Celtic Civilisation can provide an additional qualification - and a mark of distinction - for students pursuing advanced degrees in such fields as classics, English, history or medieval studies. It is also a useful qualification for those seeking employment in the heritage sector.