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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Philosophy at University College Cork

Overview

On this one-year course you will study different philosophical concepts concerning the mind and consciousness, action and politics, ethics and aesthetics, society and culture, globalism, power, territory, and more. The course offers you a rare chance to study Western as well as Eastern philosophy at postgraduate level.

Course Details

You will take six modules of your choice. The modules are designed to give you an overview of up-to-date thinking in the area.

In your modules you will study and discuss philosophy and acquire familiarity with relevant concepts and authors. The course will develop your knowledge about the history of philosophy and ideas and help you to improve your skills in writing, critical reading, and in understanding and summarising arguments.

Further details on the content and modules are available in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKC14 Full-time; CKC15 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: PG Dip

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 4,000 full-time; EUR 2,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must normally have at least a 2.2, honours Primary degree (or equivalent). (See detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

You will take 6 taught modules, 2 hours of lectures each week.

Postgraduate Diploma (9 months; 2 taught terms) for which Postgraduate Certificate (9 months; 1 taught term) serves as exit point;

PART-TIME - Postgraduate Diploma (18 months; 4 taught terms) for which Postgraduate Certificate (18 months; 2 taught terms) serves as an exit point

Assessment

The grade is based on the assessment for modules. Modules are assessed by written essays. There are no final exams.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.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.

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 awardPG DipHow 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 4,000 full-time; EUR 2,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must normally have at least a 2.2, honours Primary degree (or equivalent). (See detailed entry 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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