Religion - Study of Religions (HDip)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
HDip

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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 Religion - Study of Religions at University College Cork

Overview

The HDip Arts: Study of Religions gives you an intensive course in the study of religions. The course will appeal to those who have a degree, but have not previously studied religions to degree level.

You'll select modules drawn from the undergraduate course 'Religions and Global Diversity'. Through this programme, you'll have access to research-informed teaching in a variety of religious traditions such Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and East Asian religions and in methods and theories in the academic, cross-cultural study of religions.

Registration with the Teaching Council:For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma in Arts English is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.


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 www.ucc.ie/en/pec01for further details.



Course Details

The Higher Diploma in Arts shall consist of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing 2nd and 3rd Arts modules in the relevant subject.

Over the year, you will study a range of religious traditions and approaches to the study of religions through the following modules: (modules are 10 credits unless otherwise indicated).

  • Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities
  • Christianities in a Global Age
  • Hinduism and Indian Religions
  • Indigenous Religions
  • Islam: historical and contemporary perspectives
  • Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions
  • Sufism: charisma and devotion in Islam
  • Contemporary Religions in Ireland
  • Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements
  • Religions of East Asia
  • Buddhism in Practice
  • Religions and Gender

Dissertation in the Study of Religions: offers supervised research in any area you're specially interested, whether or not it's been covered in the HDip programme.

As a HDip student you can take, with the permission of the department, up to 10 credits of religion-related modules in other departments: e.g. Asian studies, folklore, sociology, history, philosophy, classics, history of art. You can study a language such as Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

Further details on themodules are available in the: Book of Modules

Registration with the Teaching Council:For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma is recognised by the Teaching Council for teacher subject registration. In general, if you wish to qualify with Religion as a teaching subject, 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.

Students wishing to satisfy Teaching Council requirements will take 60 credits of RG courses (selected in consultation with the Programme Coordinator) plus ED6319.

Many subjects have discipline-specific requirements and you are advised to check the requirements for the subject area by consulting the following:

  • Curricular Subject Requirements: Teaching Council: Curriculur Subject Requirements
  • Subject Declaration Forms (including a self-assessment checklist of whether you meet the requirements for your subject area):Teaching Council Subject Declaration Forms

Fact File

Course Code: CKA27 Full-time; CKA28 Part-time

Course Title: Religion - Study of Religions

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 year

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: The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

The Higher Diploma in Arts shall consist of modules to the value of 60 credits (30 credits each year for the two year part-time option) taken from a range of existing 2nd and 3rd Arts modules in the relevant subject.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a variety of methods including essays, presentations, in-class tests, learning journals, fieldwork research reports and (in a small number of cases) exams.

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.

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 question are available to view here: CKA27AdditonalQuestions (50kB) andCKA28AdditionalQuestions (50kB)

Further Contact Information

Weblink:http://www.ucc.ie/en/religion/people/

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: The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences

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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