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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 Portuguese - Arts at University College Cork

Overview

Portuguese at UCC allows you to study the language and culture of Portugal and of the Portuguese-speaking world (Lusofonia) through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history and media.

Students are absolute beginners when they begin their studies and BA International Students will have the option to spend Year 3 at a university in Portugal (Coimbra).

Course Details

As well as studying the language, the course also involves the study of the culture of Portugal and of the Portuguese speaking world (Lusofonia) through literature, art, theatre, film, music, history and media.

Group sizes in the modules are small to facilitate interactive teaching/ learning and student participation/involvement

Year 1 Modules:

PU1101Portuguese Beginners Language (10 credits);

PU1102Introduction to Portuguese Studies (5 credits);

Year 2 Modules:

Portuguese Language; Portuguese Studies; Cultural Identity in theLusophone(Portuguese Speaking) World

Year 3*/4 Modules:

Advanced Portuguese Language; Contemporary Brazilian Culture; Portuguese Modernism and Fernando Pessoa

*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: Portuguese

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

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.

2016 Entry Requirements:

2017 Entry Requirements: Students wishing to take Beginners' Portuguese must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek. Refer to CK101, CK108 and CK110.

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

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture/reading hours: In the language classes, contact hours will vary depending on proficiency levels. Beginners have more hours of tuition, up to four hours a week, but additional hours may be required for reading, laboratory, etc. Cultural studies modules are one hour weekly, but students are expected to carry out independent work.

Assessment

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 written and oral examinations, in-class tests andjournals for language modules. Essays, group projects and presentations are the predominant formsof assessment in cultural studies modules.

Application Procedure

Portuguese is offered as an area of study in first year of several degree programmes. You can get more information on the application process and procedures by referring toCK101,CK108andCK110.

Further Contact Information

Sofia Da Silva Mendes

Portuguese college language teacher

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

T: +353 (0)21 490 3270

E:S.daSilvaMendes@ucc.ie

Professor Nuala Finnegan

Head, Department of Hispanic Studies

T: +353 (0)21 490 3213

E:Nuala.Finnegan@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.

2016 Entry Requirements:

2017 Entry Requirements: Students wishing to take Beginners' Portuguese must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek. Refer to CK101, CK108 and CK110.

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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