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Ancient Medieval Languages

The Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages is a full-time diploma taken over 9 months. Its focus is upon the development of skills in two or more ancient or medieval languages from a group consisting of Classical Greek, Latin, Old English, Old Irish, and Medieval Welsh. It also develops knowledge of the history and culture of the societies using these languages. It better equips students with the basic language skills necessary in order to undertake postgraduate research into the ancient or medieval worlds.

Students take 60 credits consisting of language modules to a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 50 credits (Section 1) and cognate history and culture modules to a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 10 credits (Section II). They choose modules according to their experience in their chosen languages from within a group consisting of Classical Greek, Latin, Old English, Old Irish, and Medieval Welsh, and cannot take a beginners' module if they have already passed it (or its equivalent).

Course Practicalities

There will be an average of 12 hours of language classes or lectures per week during both semesters.

Why Choose This Course

This course offers the unique opportunity to engage in intensive study at the beginner's level of a combination of ancient and medieval languages no longer taught in many universities. It provides excellent preparation for those considering pursuing a postgraduate degree in the study of some aspect of the ancient or medieval worlds.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages a candidate should have a minimum of a Second Class Honours, Grade II, Primary Degree (or equivalent) in a subject entailing the study of modern languages, ancient or medieval history, art, literature or culture, or equivalent qualifications. Successful applicants must demonstrate evidence of having taken undergraduate or post-graduate modules in an area that involves the study of ancient or medieval history, art, literature or culture.

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

1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

The primary purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient or Medieval Languages is to better prepare students for postgraduate work in the study of some aspect of the ancient or medieval worlds. However, it also provides a broad training suited for those interested in careers in the cultural and heritage sectors as well as in the education sector. A good basic knowledge of these languages will prove particularly useful for those involved in the maintenance of museum and library collections, historical archives, and the numismatic or antique trades.

Potential career paths include jobs involving historical archives, museum collections, the numismatic or antique trades, and teaching.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr. Catherine Ware
catherine.ware@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 4902561

Ms. Ann Riordan
a.riordan@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 4902359

Assessment method

Assessment varies slightly from module to module, but usually combines some form of continuous assessment, whether class tests or essays, with an end of semester examination, with the majority of marks for the final examination.

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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