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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Politics - Arts at University College Cork

Overview

A degree in Politics gives you a flexible qualification for the 21st century, providing you with sought-after analytical and practical skills in research, communication and IT.

Politics is available in all three years of the BA degree, and you may study it as a single, major, or joint honourssubject.

Politics is built around three pillars with contributions from theDepartment of Government, the School of History and the Department of Philosophy.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

PO1001 Introduction to Politics (15 credits); Politics in Ireland; International Politics and Key concepts in Political Theory

Year 2 Modules:

Core:

PO2001 Political Analysis

Electives:

Comparative European Politics; USA Politics; Elections and Voting; Feminist Philosophy; Models of Democracy; An Introduction to Political Philosophy; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Chinese Politics; Northern Ireland; Applied Ethics; Mediterranean Politics; Political Economy-Trade; Gender Perspectives on Politics; Knowledge and Reality; Citizen Participation; The European Union and the International System; US Foreign Policy and the Cold War, 1943-1991; EU: Political and Institutional Development; Reasoning and Argument; Model European Union; Knowledge and Reality; History of Philosophy.

Year 3*/4 Modules:

Core:

PO3001 Dissertation

Electives:

Ireland and International Relations; Global Governance; Professional Ethics; International Relations; Political Violence; Issues in Irish Politics; Metaethics; Moral Psychology; Nuclear Politics and Proliferation; The Politics of Church and State; Contemporary Ecological and Anti-Capitalist Politics; Politics in Northern Ireland; Contemporary Debates in Ireland; Political Philosophy in Theory and Practice; Political Ideologies and Social Change; Moral Responsibility; Capitalism, Communism and the Cold War; US Collective Memory; Intervention and the Impact of Vietnam since 1968; Democracy: Theories and Innovations; History of Philosophy.

*BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.

See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK101, CK108

Course Title: Arts

Subject Title: Politics

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, International Education Office

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: Refer to CK101 and CK108

Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.

Core research and communication skills are developed through traditional methods such as reviews, in-class tests and essays.

We also use creative assessment techniques including:

  • poster design
  • policy reports
  • individual and group presentations
  • participation in negotiation simulation exercises designed around international institutions
  • writing opinion editorials and completing funding applications

The varied assessment profile is designed to ensure that you acquire diverse skills during your degree.

Application Procedure

Refer to CK101and CK108. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.

Further Contact Information

Dawn French

Course Administrator

T: +353 (0)21 490 2325

E:d.french@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

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: Refer to CK101 and CK108

Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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