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The award
HDip

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Philosophy at University College Cork

Overview

The one-year Higher Diploma in Philosophy gives you a rare chance to study western as well as eastern philosophy. You will study different philosophical concepts and theories, from issues of mind and consciousness, action and politics, ethics and aesthetics, to society and culture, globalism, and power and territory.

Course Details

The course begins in September and gives students from all disciplines an opportunity for intensive study in both eastern and western philosophy. Students select 12 modules (60 credits) from year 2 and 3 undergraduate options.

The modules are designed to introduce philosophical questions, theories, and texts in a particular area. They typically involve set readings and writing assignments. It is generally expected that you will have an interest in reading and writing philosophical texts, but specialised knowledge of philosophical concepts or approaches is not presupposed.

In your modules you will study and discuss philosophy and become familiar with relevant concepts and authors. The course will develop your knowledge of the history of philosophy and ideas, improve your writing and critical reading skills, and hone your ability to understand and summarise arguments effectively.

Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year.

Fact File

Course Code: CKA21 Full-time; CKA31 Part-time

Course Title: Philosophy

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 should already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (see detailed requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

This is a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time taught programme. During the two teaching periods (September to March) you will take twelve taught modules (5 credits, 2 hours each of weekly lectures).

Assessment

For each seminar class, you must prepare the set readings and complete the required coursework. Modules are typically assessed by written essays and end-of-year or in-class exams. The assessment of many modules also includes attendance and/or participation segments.

Application Procedure

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 for the Higher Diploma in Arts (Philosophy) option are NOT required complete special additional supplementary questions, when applying online.

Further Contact Information

Dr. Alessandro Salice
Graduate Studies Director
E: alessandro.salice@ucc.ie
T: + 353 (0)21 490 3871

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 awardHDipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You should already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (see detailed requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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