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Arts - German - Conversion Course

The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the subject intensively over one academic year full-time or two academic years part-time (by day).

The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant Higher Diploma in Arts subject to honours degree level previously.

It is aimed at graduates who may wish to be considered for a Masters programme in the subject area subsequently (but 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 attainments.

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 German 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.

Entry requirements

It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences.

The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.

Candidates are required to have reached a level of German equivalent to B1 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference). Please contact the Department for further queries

N.B. Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT a 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.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests

Duration

Full-time 1 year
Part over 2 years by day
CKA14 Full-time; CKA40 Part-time

Number of credits

Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits

Careers or further progression

“The lack of people with German language skills in our exporting companies is a major contributing factor to why we have never managed to fully exploit the opportunity the market affords.” (Manager of the Düsseldorf Office of Enterprise Ireland)

Students develop a set of linguistic, intercultural, analytical and critical skills which equip them for a variety of professional fields, including Education/Teaching, Translation/Interpreting, Journalism, Film, Theatre, Media, IT Sector, International Business/Export Industry, Public Sector, European institutions.

Further enquiries

Margaret Coakley
Graduate Studies Office,
UCC
Tel: +353 21 490 2645,
E-mail: m.coakley@ucc.ie

Subjects taught

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.

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.

Registration with the Teaching Council: For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma is recognised by the Teaching Council for teacher subject registration in German. In general, if you wish to qualify with German as a teaching subject, you are advised to refer to the school curriculum and match the modules to that broad field. Modules are chosen in consultation with the programme coordinator in September.

Many subjects have discipline-specific requirements and you are advised to check the requirements for the subject area by consulting the following:
◾Curricular Subject Requirements: Teaching Council: Curriculur Subject Requirements
◾Subject Declaration Forms (including a self-assessment checklist of whether you meet the requirements for your subject area): Teaching Council Subject Declaration Forms
Curricular links in course webpage (link below)

Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules in German for the current academic year.

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course
German is spoken by the highest number of people in the European Union and was recently voted most important language for business in the UK. Studying German opens the gate to the intellectual, economic and cultural riches of Central Europe. German is the language of “international icons” in, for example, the areas of philosophy (Kant, Marx, Heidegger), literature (Goethe, Kafka), psychology (Freud), science (Einstein) – to name just a few.

While studying German, students will become aware of how important it is to be knowledgeable about the language within the cultural and historical contexts of the German-speaking countries.

Assessment method

A mixture of Continuous Assessment (Essay, Presentation, In-Class-Test, Learner Diary, Practical Assignment) and Written as well as Oral End-of-Year Examinations.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

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

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,000 full-time; €3,000 per year part-time

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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