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Greek & Roman Civilisation - Conversion Course

Course Outline
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.

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 a strong emphasis on Greek and Roman history.

Why Choose This 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.

Entry requirements

It is intended for those who already have a 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to study the subject Greek and Roman Civilisation intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Duration

CKA07: Full-time 1 year
CKA42: Part over 2 years

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

Course Practicalities
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

60

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

Contact details for this course
Dr. David Woods
d.woods@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 3491 or 490 2359
http://www.ucc.ie/acad/classics

Departmental Secretary
a.riordan@ucc.ie
00 353 21 490 2359

Subjects taught

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

Comment

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 academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made 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 closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of full applications:
For all completed applications received by January 10th 2020
Offers will be made by January 24th 2020

For all completed applications received by March 2nd 2020
Offers will be made by March 16th 2020

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2020
Offers will be made by May 15th 2020

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2020
Offer will be made by July 15th 2020

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

Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June
Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

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