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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Arts (International) at University College Cork

Overview

Arts (International)includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America or Asia, and is open to language and non-language students.

This four-year BA honours degree will give you the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and increase your cultural awareness by living and studying in another country. Students who select a language and opt to spend Year 3 in the country of that language will also be able to demonstrate increased linguistic ability to prospective employers.

You will receive a lot of support in preparing for your year abroad, as well as support from staff at your host university and staff in UCC while on your year abroad.

You can find out more here.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:
Students select four subjects* in Year 1 from the following, selecting no more than one from each group:

  • Group 1: Asian Studies; Computer Science; History; Portuguese
  • Group 2a :European Studies; Folklore; Gaeilge/Irish; Greek and Roman Civilisation; Studies in Psychology
  • 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; Bealoideas; Religions and Global Diversity
  • Group 6: Geography; Italian
  • Group 6b: Celtic Civilisation; Philosophy; Spanish

*All students are guaranteed their four subject choices.

**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) and 2 (b)in Second and Third Year'

Year 2 Modules

60 credits in total, to include LL2018 as a 5-credit core module; the remainder of credits to be taken in two subjects continued from Year 1.

Year 3 Modules:

60 credits spread between the two subjects continued from Year 2, or equivalent agreed programme of study at a partner university abroad.

Year 4 Modules:

60 credits spread between the two subjects continued from Year 2.

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modulesfora more detailed description of Programme Modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK108

Course Title: Arts (International)

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 4 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: 465. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

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 has 3-4 lectures per week. plus a one-hour tutorial.Language subjects will have additional weekly language laboratories.Even though you only take two subjects after Year 1, the workload is broadly similar.Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures plus additional language laboratories for languages.Students take 60 credits-worth of modules each year.

Field trips:Archaeology and Geography also require you to attend field trips.

Study abroad: In Year 3 you will choose your university abroad in consultation with the programme coordinator.Costs e.g. flights, accommodation, transport etc. will be covered by the students.Students studying in Europe receive an Erasmus grant regardless of whether they study a language or not. The Erasmus grant is not means tested.Students studying outside of Europe can apply for an International Scholarship from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC.

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 includingessay, in-class tests, learning journals, oral and aural examination.

Some subjects carry a percentage of the mark from Year 2 into final year.

Application Procedure

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.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry. Applicants must also apply for the MSAP exam.

Further Contact Information

Dr. Silvia Ross

T: 00 353(0)21 4903169

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 study4 years
    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: 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: 465. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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