The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a master's course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications.
Objectives of the course:
-to provide you with opportunities to further develop your skills in the study and the use of the French language
-to provide you with opportunities to extend and deepen your skills in the reading and discussion of texts
-to introduce you to work in specialised areas of French as a multidisciplinary subject
-to give you a sense of French culture in French-speaking countries around the world
On graduation from this course, you will have:
-developed a capacity for independent critical thinking
-acquired and developed transferable skills such as information gathering, analysis and interpretation
-acquired a range of personal and interpersonal skills in addition to communication and listening skills
-developed reflectiveness, self-awareness and a capacity for cooperative endeavour through taking responsibility for group work
Registration with the Teaching Council: For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma in Arts French is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT the teacher training programme. Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher. Please see www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.
Why Choose This Course
The Higher Diploma in French at UCC is delivered by an active team of teachers and researchers who support and encourage students who want to learn about French and Francophone cultures and are keen to become independent thinkers.
The qualification will give you a strong sense of the importance of France and the French language in the world today. You will acquire not only knowledge, but also skills. The global spread of French as a language, the economic strength of France, as well as emerging Francophone cultures, make this a great time to discover more from our Department.