The Higher Diploma in Arts(Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish) is a conversion course for those with a prior knowledge of Irish who want to study Irish to honours degree level.
It is aimed at graduates who may want to be considered for a master's course in the subject area subsequently (but do not have an honours degree in Irish) or who may want to add Irish to their qualifications.
Registration with the Teaching Council: the Higher Diploma in Arts programme consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from Levels 2 and 3 of the undergraduate BA degree. The Higher Diploma in Arts is recognised by the Teaching Council for teacher registration provided candidates have completed modules to the value of at least 70 credits in the chosen subject. Students who register for the Higher Diploma in Arts and wish to register the chosen subject with the Teaching Council must also register for an additional 10 credits of first year modules in that subject.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT the teacher training programme. Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher. Please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.
The course consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from Levels II and III of the undergraduate BA degree in Irish.
The subject modules will be chosen by you in consultation with the Department of Irish, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.
Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of Irish modules for the current academic year.
In general, if you wish to qualify as a teacher, you are advised to refer to the school curriculum and match the modules to that broad field. Modules are chosen in consultation with the programme coordinator in September.For students who will wish to register the subject with the Teaching Council, the 10 credits of first year modules will be in addition to their Higher Diploma in Arts programme registration. There will be no additional fee for students who register for the additional 10 credits with the Higher Diploma in Arts. Students who have already completed 10 credits of first year modules in the subject as part of their primary degree will be exempt from the additional requirement to meet the Teacher Council requirements
Course Code: CKA24 Full-time, CKA30 Part-time
Course Title: Irish - Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish
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 must have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or the sciences (see detailed entry requirements)
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
GA 3001 is a compulsory module on this course. It combines a weekly lecture on matters of language and grammar with a weekly tutorial and a weekly conversation class, and an oral examination at the end of the year. The weekly tutorial includes short assignments such as essays or translations for which marks are awarded which are included in the mark for this module at the end of the year.
Most modules are examined at the end of the course; some (see Book of Modules) combine end-of-course examination with continuous assessment in the form of essays.
Application ProcedureApplication 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.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme.A copy of these supplementary questions are available to view here: CKA24AdditionalQuestions (114kB)