Undergraduate

The Department of Early and Medieval Irish provides the following programmes at undergraduate level:

  • BA (Celtic Civilisation): Students take 15 credits in first year and can opt to take 10, 20, 30 or 40 credits in second and third/final year  (Online Prospectus)
  • BA (Gaeilge/Irish): In addition to our courses in Celtic Civilisation, we also teach Old Irish language and literature courses as part of the BA programme in Gaeilge/Irish
  • Certificate in Arts (Celtic Civilisation)

Descriptions of all modules (including full reading lists for all those taken at undergraduate level) are included in the Printable Information Leaflet (see links under each Year).

This year you will be taking three five-credit modules. These are: 

CC1111: The Ancient Celts [5 credits]
CC1112: Celtic Religion and Mythology [5 credits]
CC1113: Celtic Literature [5 credits]

First Year Booklet 2016/17 (111kB) (includes timetable and assessment)

UCC Book of Modules

Calendar Options for First-Year Celtic Civilisation

Depending on your choice of subjects, you may opt to take 10, 20, 30 or 40 credits in Celtic Civilisation in second year. The modules on offer are:

CC2001: Saints and Scholars in Medieval Europe
CC2002: Celtic Saints
CC2006: The Brehon Laws
CC2007: The Celtic Languages
CC2008: Early Irish Spirituality
CC2010: Directed Study in Medieval Celtic Culture
CC2011: Celtic Women

Second Year Booklet 2016/17 (81kB)

UCC Book of Modules

Calendar Options for Second-Year Celtic Civilisation

Depending on your choice of subjects, you may opt to take 10, 20, 30 or 40 credits in Celtic Civilisation in third year. The modules on offer are:

CC3001 The Mabinogi: Legends of Medieval Wales
CC3003 Ireland and Scotland
CC3004 Otherworld Journeys and Saintly Visions in Celtic Literature
CC3006 Irish Historical Tales
CC3007 The Finn Cycle
CC3009 Research Project
CC3010 Early Irish I
CC3011 Early Irish II
CC3012 The Roots of the Arthurian Legend

Third Year Booklet 2016/17 (92kB)

UCC Book of Modules

Calendar Options for Third-Year Celtic Civilisation

The Old Irish language and literature courses offered by the Department as part of the BA in Gaeilge/Irish are:

BA (Second Year): GA2031, GA2032
BA (Third Year): GA3031, GA3032

Module Descriptions

UCC Book of Modules

Calendar Options for BA (Modern Irish)

The Certificate in Arts is a part-time evening programme, running over one academic year.

This course is open to adult learners who have an interest in the cultural heritage of Ireland, its Celtic inheritance and the traditions it shares with other Celtic lands.

Undergraduate Flexi-Options allows access to a wide range of undergraduate modules in your chosen area of interest without the requirement of undertaking a full programme of study.

For further details about Flexi-Options in UCC, please follow this link: http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/flexioptions/

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