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The Higher Diploma in Arts (Spanish) 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. It is aimed at graduates who may want to be considered for a master’s course in the area of Hispanic studies subsequently (but do not have an honours degree in the field) or who may want to add the subject of the Higher Diploma in Arts to their qualifications.

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 Music 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

• You will already have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or the social sciences

• You will have some background knowledge of Spanish

• But will not normally have studied Spanish language or culture to honours degree level previously

Important Note: Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT a teacher training programme. Graduates must apply for the Postgraduate Master of Education teacher training programme to qualify as a secondary school teacher, please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/pec01

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 under "Detailed Entry Requirements" (link below)to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests

Duration

Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years by day
CKA15 Full-time; CKA41 Part-time

Three contact hours per week for language modules and one for elective modules are to be generally expected. The amount of reading hours would depend greatly on the subjects of the your choice.

Number of credits

Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
This qualification will give you an insight into different disciplines related to the Hispanic world that will prove very valuable in an environment in which Spanish and Portuguese have become global languages. Previous graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts (Spanish) have been employed in a wide range of careers, both in Ireland and abroad. These include teaching, tourism, marketing, international business (retail, accounting, banking), translation and interpreting, media and journalism, and the public service. Other graduates have successfully continued their postgraduate studies in the field, mainly the MA in Hispanic Studies.

Further enquiries

Email: Dr. Martin Veiga
Phone: + 353 21 490 2108
Web: http://www.ucc.ie/en/splas/

Subjects taught

Higher Diploma in Arts (Spanish) students take credits to the value of 60 from a range of second- and final-year modules in Spanish language and culture. You will normally take modules HS3012 and HS3001 (10 credits) and are recommended to take HS2063 and HS3063 (5 credits each). In addition, you must take EITHER six courses from the list below (subject to change) OR four courses from the list AND a further 2 from:

LL2001 Modernism in European Film (5 credits)
LL2003 The Classical Tradition (5 credits)
LL3001: Postmodern European Cinema (5 credits)
LL3002 Travel Writing (5 credits)
(LL module course descriptions available from Department of Hispanic Studies)

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

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 Spanish. In general, if you wish to qualify with Spanish 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.

Comment

Who Teaches This Course
The course is taught by staff in the Department of Hispanic Studies, a group of academics with vast expertise in their own fields who teach and produce research in areas including Spanish, Portuguese, Galician and Catalan language and culture, Latin American studies, art and literature in the Spanish Golden Age and Hispanic theatre.

Find out more about our staff http://www.ucc.ie/en/hispanicstudies/people/

Unique Aspects of the Course
As part of the Higher Diploma in Arts (Spanish), you are given the opportunity to take an intensive course in Hispanic Studies, in order to bring you up to degree level in one or two years.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the specific subjects. Assessment methods include presentations, essays, exams and class tests, learning journals and portfolios.

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

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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