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Béaloideas - Conversion Course

Course Outline
The Higher Diploma in Arts (Béaloideas) is a programme of study running for 18 months (part-time by day) from the date of first registration for the programme.

The Higher Diploma in Arts shall consist of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing Second and Final Arts modules in the relevant subject. Suitable modules as well as attendance requirements and coursework are determined by the relevant academic departments and approved by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. For any given subject, the programme of study to be followed may differ for each individual student, depending on the individual's background, preferred area of specialisation etc.

Some candidates with cognate honours degrees (with a minimum overall second class honours or equivalent) may be considered for the taught Masters programmes available in the Department of Bealoideas. Enquiries with regard to suitability for these Masters programmes can be made directly to the

Folklore & Ethnology Department/Roinn an Bhéaloidis
5 Elderwood
College Rd.
Guthán / Tel: 353 (0)21 4903935
Ríomhphost / e-mail: b.begley@ucc.ie

Course Practicalities
The course consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing year 2 and 3 modules at BA level. The subject modules will be chosen by the student in consultation with staff of the Department of Folklore, having regard to timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.

The modules studied will vary for each individual student, depending on background, preferred area of specialisation etc.

Why Choose This Course
Is ábhar suntasach 'An Léann Dúchais'. Is iontach an t-ábhar é do mhic léinn a bhfuil suim sa Ghaeilge agus go háirithe i gcultúr na Gaeilge acu. Tugann sé deis don mhac léinn ollscolaíocht as Gaeilge a bheith aici nó aige. Déanann "Béaloideas." staidéar faoi leith ar bhéaloideas na hÉireann, ar sheanchas, ar chreideamh agus ar phiseoga, agus ar an gcultúr fisiciúil nó ábhartha. Is tosnú é ar eolas a chur ar an mbéaloideas féin nó ar an ndúchas seo agus ar an léann a bhaineann leis.

Entry requirements

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 study one of the subject Bealoideas intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Duration

2 years part-time
This programme is currently available by two years part-time programme (by day) only.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr. Stiofán Ó Cadhla
s.ocadhla@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 4902131
http://www.ucc.ie/en/bealoideas/

Blathnaid Begley
b.begley@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 4903935

Subjects taught

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules.

Assessment method

The online Book of Modules contains the assessment criteria for all modules offered in the university's modularised programmes for the current academic year.

Application date

Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one specific closing date, please check your course prospectus page for this information.

The UCC rounds closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of full applications:
For all completed applications received by January 10th 2020
Offers will be made by January 24th 2020

For all completed applications received by March 2nd 2020
Offers will be made by March 16th 2020

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2020
Offers will be made by May 15th 2020

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2020
Offer will be made by July 15th 2020

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

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