This course is for non-archaeology graduates who have a degree and would like to transfer their studies to the discipline of archaeology. The course is designed for those who have an active interest in archaeology and want to undertake a full-time course of study. It is also aimed at those currently employed in some branch of archaeology, who wish to obtain an academic qualification in the subject. The Diploma is also designed for those who require a conversion course to apply for postgraduate studies in archaeology in UCC, such as the one-year MA course or the MPhil/PhD research degree.
This is a full-time course over one academic year during which you will take modules in archaeology to the equivalent of 60 credits. The course is made up of modules from the second and third year courses in the undergraduate BA degree. You are required to take core modules to a value of 20 credits. You will chose the remaining 40 credits in consultation with the course coordinator, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations. Students with little previous knowledge of archaeology may also audit all or part of the first year archaeology course.
Please click this link for further details Higher Diploma in Arts Archaeology Course details (479kB)Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year.
Course Code: CKA03 Full-time; CKA19 Part-time
Course Title: Archaeology
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: HDip in Arts
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time
2016 Entry Requirements: You will have a primary degree from a recognised third-level institution (see detailed entry requirements below).
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
You will have an average of six hours of lectures per week, with up to four one-day field excursions over the duration of the year.
The course will be assessed by a combination of formal, end-of-year examination and continuous assessment of essays, projects and field trip participation.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision.