Arts (International) BA (Hons) - CK108

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Course Title: Arts (International)

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2014/15 the Student Contribution Charge will be €2,750 and the Capitation Fee will be €165.

Entry Requirements: Minimum Grade HC3 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2013: 430. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Code: CK108


This is a four-year honours BA degree which includes a year abroad studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada or South America. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and increase your cultural awareness by living and studying in another country. Students who select a language and opt to spend year 3 in the country of that language will also be able to demonstrate increased linguistic ability to prospective employers. You will receive a lot of support in preparing for your year abroad as well as support from staff on the ground and staff in UCC while on your year abroad.

CK108 BA International

Course Details

Students select four subjects in year 1 from the following, selecting no more than one from each group:

In year 2, you continue with two of four subjects from year 1. You also have the option of dividing the modules evenly or taking more modules in one subject and less in the other.

In year 3, you continue with your two subjects from year 2 at one of our partner universities abroad. We currently have links with universities in the following countries: Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Mexico, USA .

You return to UCC for year 4 to finish your degree.

Detailed Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert entry requirements: HC3 in two subjects, and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • International Students should visit the International Education Website

Application Procedure

  • EU Applicants: Application to the first year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply on-line at The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1 February of the year of entry.
  • Non-EU Applicants: should visit the International Education Website

Course Practicalities

Lectures are scheduled Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Each student’s timetable will differ depending on the subjects selected. In First Arts, each subject has three to four lectures per week plus a one-hour tutorial. Language subjects will have additional weekly language laboratories and Archaeology and Geography require you to attend field trips as well. Even though you only take two subjects after year 1, the workload is broadly similar. Each 5-credit module has approximately 24 one-hour lectures plus additional language laboratories for languages. Students take 60 credits-worth of modules each year.

In Year 3 you will choose your University abroad in consultation with the programme coordinator. Costs e.g. flights, accommodation, transport etc. will be covered by the students themselves.


Assessment is by essay, in-class test, learning journals, oral and aural examination and end-of-year examination. Each subject will have different combinations of these. Most subjects combine the mark for coursework completed during the year with the mark for the end-of-year examination to get the final overall mark. Some subjects carry a percentage of the mark from year 2 into final year.

Further Contact Information

Karen Coughlan
College Office
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
T: +353 (0)21 490 3304

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Students may also be interested in CK101 BA (Hons) Degree which is broadly similar but year 3 abroad is not mandatory in this degree.

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