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Greek & Roman Civilisation - Conversion Course

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.

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 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 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.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website.

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. Catherine Ware
email:catherine.ware@ucc.ie
Tel:+ 353 21 4902561 or 4902359

Departmental Secretary
email: a.riordan@ucc.ie
Tel: 00 353 21 4902359

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

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.

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

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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