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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Asian Studies at University College Cork

Overview

The MA in Asian Studies may be taken full time over one year or part time over two or three years from the date of first registration. The course offers a range of taught modules relating to Asian Studies across several disciplines, with further options including up to 20 credits of language study (Chinese, Korean, Japanese); up to 10 credits of relevant undergraduate modules and an optionto spend a study periodin Asia. The course is designed to meet the needs of a range of graduates with diverse interests in Asian Studies.


This course also serves as a preparatory course for students wishing to undertake a PhD programme in Asian Studies

Course objectives:

  • to cater for the growing interest in and awareness of Asia in Ireland by providing language and academic study in a range of Asia-related fields
  • to equip you to pursue further studies and/or work in Asia or Asia-related fields

Course Details

Programme Requirements
Students are required to take 90 credits; Part 1 comprising 60 credits of taught modules and Part 2 comprising 30 credits (Dissertation).

Full time (12 months)
Students take 60 credits, normally delivered in Teaching Periods 1 and 2 (September to April), and complete the 30-credit dissertation in Research Period 3 (May-September).

Part time (24 months)
In Year 1 students taken 25-40 credits in Teaching Periods 1 and/or 2. In Year 2 students take the remaining taught credits required (up to 35 credits in Teaching Periods 1 and/or 2 ). In Year 2 students also undertake the 30 credit dissertation in Teaching Periods 2 and Research Period 3.

Part time (36 months)
In Year 1 students take 15-30 credits in Teaching Periods 1 and/or 2. In Year 2 students take 15-30 credits in Teaching Periods 1 and/or 2. In Year 3 students taken any remaining credits required in taught courses (up to 30 credits) in Teaching Period 1 and/or 2, and complete the 30 credit dissertation over the course of this final year.

Full details on the current programme content and module choices and descriptionsare in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKE81 Full-time; CKE87 Part-time

Course Title: Asian Studies

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 Year Full-time; 2 years Part-time; 3 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

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

2016 Entry Requirements: You will have a 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in one of the following areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Science, History, Business, Science, or Engineering. (see detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

Lectures in UCC take place from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm.

Teaching Hours per week vary depending on module choices and language selection.

See module optionsin the Postgraduate College Calendar Postgraduate College Calendarfor more details but be aware timetables are not available until term start date

Assessment

Each module has a different form assessment. For more information please see the currentBook of Modules.

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.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

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 additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:

Early applications are encouraged for early decisions.

Further Contact Information

Programme Coordinator
Dr. Kevin Cawley
School of Asian Studies
Email: k.cawley@ucc.ie
Phone: 00 353 21 490 3165
http://www.ucc.ie/en/asian/

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

Notes about fees for this course

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

2016 Entry Requirements: You will have a 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in one of the following areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Science, History, Business, Science, or Engineering. (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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