The BA degree is a broad degree, offering a wide variety of subjects, which means you will have an equally diverse range of postgraduate and career options following your degree. Aside from specific subject knowledge, you will also gainintellectual, social and management skills that can be applied in a variety of jobs.
The quality of a degree is as important as the subjects selected, and about 70% of employers who contact UCC look for graduates with overall good marks, rather than from a specific discipline.
This is afull-time three-year honours programme. You will study four subjects in Year 1. In Year 2 you will choose two subjects from Year 1 and continue with them to degree level. Arts at UCC offers:
- 30+ subject choices (see course details below)
- a unique Arts work-placement module
- the opportunity to change your mind on any subject choices in the initial weeks of Year 1
Year 1 Modules:
You will select four subjects from the following, selecting no more than one from each group:
- Group 1: Computer Science; History; Portuguese; Asian Studies
- Group 2a*: European Studies; Folklore; Gaeilge/Irish; Greek and Roman Civilisation; Studies in Psychology; Applied Mathematics;
- Group 2b*: History of Art
- Group 3: Archaeology; Chinese Studies; German; Latin; Mathematics; Mathematical Studies; Politics
- Group 4: French; Sociology
- Group 5: Economics; English (Arts); Greek; BÃ©aloideas; Religions and Global Diversity
- Group 6a**: Geography; Italian
- Group 6b**: Celtic Civilisation; Philosophy; Spanish
*Groups 2(a) and 2(b): Students can combine group 2(b) History of Art with any subject from Group 2 (a)in FirstYear only. Students can only studyonesubject from Group (2a) and2(b) in Second and Third Year.
**Groups 6(a) and 6(b): Students may not combine Italian with Celtic Civilisation or Philosophy in Second Year. Students may not combine Geography with Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy or Spanish in Second Year.
Year 2/3 Modules:
You will continue with two of the four subjects from Year 1. You also have the option of dividing the courses (modules) evenly or taking more courses in one subject and less in the other.
See the College Calendarfor more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of Programme Modules.
Course Code: CK101
Course Title: Arts
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 3 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Entry Points: 2016: 355. Points may vary from year to year.
Expected lecture hours:Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.Each student's timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected.In First Arts, each subject entails three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial.Even though you will takeonly two subjects after Year 1, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has about 24 one-hour lectures.Students take 60 credits worth of modules each year.
Expected lab/practical hours:Language subjects will have additional weekly language laboratories.
Field trips:Archaeology and Geography require students to attend field trips.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essay, in-class test, learning journals.
Some modules carry a percentage of the mark from Year 2 into final year.
EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry. Applicants must also apply for the MSAP exam.
Further Contact Information
T: 00353 (0)21 4903140