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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 for the current academic year.

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

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

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...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date 10 September 2018

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