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Course Outline
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.

Why Choose This 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.

Entry requirements

• You will already have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or the 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 click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

Duration

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

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

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

Dr. Martin Veiga
m.veiga@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 2108
http://hispanicstudies.ucc.ie

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 listed below for the current academic year.

HS2102 Second Year Spanish Language (Ex-Non-Beginners) (10 credits)
HS2006 An Introduction to Golden-Age Literature (5 credits)
HS2008 Business, Culture and Society in Spain and Portugal (5 credits)
HS2009 Texts and Contexts: Contemporary Writing from Spain (5 credits)
HS2011 Contemporary Hispanic Theatre (5 credits)
HS2013 Iberian Identities (5 Credits)
HS2020 Portuguese Language I (5 credits)
HS2021 Portuguese Studies I (5 credits)
HS2022 Catalonia and the Catalan Language I (5 credits)
HS2023 Catalan Cultural Studies I (5 credits)
HS2024 Galician Language I (5 credits)
HS2025 Galician Studies I (5 credits)
HS2026 Linguistic Aspects of Spanish (5 credits)
HS2044 Art and Visual Culture of the Spanish Golden Age (5 credits)
HS2046 Chicano Literature (5 credits)
HS2057 Cinema and Identity in Spain and Latin America (5 credits)
HS2063 Dissertation (5 credits)
HS3001 Final Year Spanish Language Course (10 credits)
HS3004 Culture and Society in the Hispanic World (5 credits)
HS3005 History and Society in Spanish Literature (5 credits)
HS3006 Cultural Identity in the Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) World (5 credits)
HS3007 Aspects of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (5 credits)
HS3008 The Linguistics of Spanish (5 credits)
HS3010 Stages of Exile in Hispanic Theatre (5 credits)
HS3020 Portuguese Language II (5 credits)
HS3021 Portuguese Studies II (5 credits)
HS3022 Catalonia and the Catalan Language II (5 credits)
HS3023 Catalan Cultural Studies II (5 credits)
HS3024 Galician Language II (5 credits)
HS3025 Galician Studies II (5 credits)
HS3031 Truth and Fiction in Cervantes' Novelas Ejemplares (5 credits)
HS3044 Golden Age Drama (5 credits)
HS3054 Women and Popular Fiction in Mexico since 1980 (5 credits)
HS3063 Dissertation (5 credits)

If you are applying for this course to gain a teaching subject please consult with the Teaching Council Subject Declaration Form to view specific requirements for this subject.

If you are applying for this course for future eligibility into the Profession Master of Education, further information is available via course webpage (link below).

Comment

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

Assessment method

Assessment

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

Application date

Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means we offer places 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 EU application system closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. We advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications:

For all completed applications received by January 11th 2019
Offers will be made:Offers will be made by January 25th 2019

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offers will be made by March 15th 2019

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offers will be made by May 15th 2019

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2019
Offers will be made: Offer will be made by July 15th 2019

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

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

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

The closing date for non-EU applications is 15th June

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date 9 September 2019

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