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Arts - Greek & Roman Civilisation - Conversion Course

Course Details:
The Higher Diploma in Greek and Roman Civilisation is ideal for you if you already have a degree and you wish to study Greek and Roman Civilisation intensively.

The course will introduce you to the cultures of the Greeks and Romans, and you will learn how these cultures oversaw the birth and development of the western world, including Christianity.

The study of Greek and Roman literary, philosophical and artistic heritage has hugely influenced Western culture, making this course a really important adjunct to the study of all the European literatures, English, history, philosophy, and the history of art.

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.

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" 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
Course Code: CKA07 Full-time; CKA42 Part-time

Lectures are by day Monday to Friday for full-time and part-time students. You will have, on average, 12 hours of lectures per week full-time.

Number of credits

Higher Diploma 60 ECTS credits

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for postgraduate study in Greek and Roman Civilisation, so that you will be able to teach this subject at a variety of levels. Alternatively, the course may suit you if you are interested in pursuing a career in the tourism and heritage sectors.

Further enquiries

Dr. David Woods
Tel: 353 21 490 3491 / 2359
E-mail: d.woods@ucc.ie

Subjects taught

You will take 60 credits worth of modules from a broad range of topics taken by undergraduate students in Greek and Roman Civilisation.

These may include modules in ancient Greek or Latin appropriate to your existing level of knowledge, if you so wish.

The range of available modules may vary a little from year to year, but normally has strong emphasis on Greek and Roman history.

Modules will include such topics as:
· Alexander the Great· the Julio-Claudian Dynasty· the Roman Army· the Late Roman Empire· the Rise of Christianity.

The online College Book of Modules contains descriptions for all modules for the current academic year.

Comment

Unique Aspects of the Course
This course will prepare you for postgraduate study so that you will be able to teach Greek and Roman Civilisation at a variety of levels. It may also suit you should you wish to pursue a career in the tourism or heritage sectors.

Who Teaches This Course
The Roman history modules, and some Latin modules if so chosen, will be taught by the Head of Department Dr David Woods.

Other modules will be taught by a variety of staff according to availability.

Assessment method

The modules are usually tested by end-of-year examination. Approximately half of the modules also include an essay requirement of 1,500 words, excluding notes.

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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