UCC Adult courses

Development and Global Human Rights Studies - Dip

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Development and Global Human Rights Studies

  • Code

    DDGHRS

  • College

    Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Adult Continuing Education

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time

  • Qualifications

    Dip

  • NFQ Level

    Level 7

  • NFQ Award Title

    Minor

  • Fees

    €990 per academic year See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants will be at least 21 years of age. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    September 2020

  • Next Intake

    September 2020

  • Venue

    UCC Campus

  • Start Date

    September 2020

Course Outline

The Diploma in Development and Global Human Rights Studies is an interdisciplinary programme aiming to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development. This course is designed for adults who have an interest in global development and human rights issues, as it provides a unique experience of the realities of working in those fields It may also appeal and be of relevance to members of the international communities in Ireland. It provides a broad theoretical grounding in key socio-economic areas, and a set of generic transferable skills, that will be valued by employers in many fields, particularly those with an international orientation.

The programme's core modules introduce the student to key debates that have shaped thinking on international poverty and development, and will equip them with knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical bases of development. The aim is to enable the students to participate critically in debates on the changing nature of the multilateral, bilateral and nongovernmental institutions designed to address development issues, the context in which they operate and the constraints they face.

This programme involves modules with different credits, as for each year we have six modules with 5 credits each. In total, we have 12 modules with 60 credits in total. 

DDGHRS includes 12 modules that cover a wide range of topics, and introduce students to provide a critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development.

Course Practicalities

Students who will complete the two years programme and wish to continue their studies in UCC, they will allowed for 5 credits exemptions in the School of Applied Social Studies, and more credits in the Department of Food Business and Development.

2 years part-time. The programme will be run one night per week [Thursday 7.00pm - 10.00pm] over a two-year period, with some full-day sessions on Saturday.

Venue

UCC - This diploma can be provided in other locations by request from interested groups

Assessment

There are no formal written examinations, all work is evaluated on a continuous assessment basis. This incorporates a range of learning techniques including essays, a journal of learning and a case study analysis and research project.

Who teaches this course

Staff from ACE (Adult Continuing Education), School of Applied Social Studies, Department of Food Business and Development, Department of Sociology and other related departments.

Why Choose This Course

Students who will complete the two years programme and wish to continue their studies in UCC, they will allowed for 5 credits exemptions in the School of Applied Social Studies, and more credits in the Department of Food Business and Development.

Areas of employment may include:

  • Equal opportunities / equality advisory
  • Research and Education
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Journalism and Information sector
  • Social and Health sector

Requirements

  • Normally, applicants will be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application.
  • Applicants who have appropriate training and experience, but who are not yet 21 years, may be deemed suitable by the selection committee.
  • English Language Requirement: All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6 or the equivalent TOEFL score.
  • Candidates who successfully complete First Year may opt not to proceed to Second Year and may exit the programme with a Certificate in Development and Global Human Rights Studies.

Diploma programmes are offered subject to a minimum number of eligible applicants registering for the programme. Following completion of year 1 of this programme, should a sufficient number of eligible students not wish to progress form year 1 to year 2 of this programme as to make the year 2 viable, students will graduate with a certificate at that point. Programme viability is determined by reference to fee income and applicable costs in running the programme.

Fees and Costs

€990 per academic year

Students who are registered on this programme are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students. Eligibility criteria applies. For more information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/finaidpt

How Do I Apply

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • Birth Cert or Passport
  • Passport Photograph 
  • English Language Test Report [if applicable]

NOTE: Once you have selected your course your application saves automatically.  If you don't complete your application in one session you can access your draft application in the "My Applications" section of the UCC360 application portal. The My Applications section will also keep you updated on the status of your application.


 

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Year 1 Modules

  • FE1817: Poverty and Inequality (5 credits)
    This module aims to create an awareness and understanding of theories and concepts relating to poverty, inequality, livelihoods and globalisation, and the implications of these for the policy and practice of development.
  • SC1805: Conflict, Development and Human Rights (5 credits)
    This course examines how wars and conflicts affect development and human rights processes and vice versa.
    Students are introduced to the basic theories pertinent to this topic, with particular focus on issues including: material interests, motiviation and forms of power; production of knowledge, war propoganda and public opinion; gender, 'race' and class conflicts; overt and covert military operations; psychological warfare and humanitarian interventions.
    The course draws on a number of case studies, with additional screening of documentary films.
  • SS1830: An Introduction to Development (5 credits)
    This module will address the different concepts and definitions of development. The module will identify issues like colonialism, post-colonialism, developed countries, gender, migration, globalisation and other, and link them to development.
  • SS1831: Introduction to Global Justice and Human Rights (5 credits)
    This module subjects the ideas of global justice and human rights to close analysis and examines the many issues to which they give rise, including the proverty and human rights violation, the foundation and content of human rights, humanitarianism and global distributive justice, cosmopolitan democracy, and environmental justice. Students will learn to analyse and examine the theories surrounding these concepts.
  • SS1832: Introduction to Development Theory (5 credits)
    This module introduces the students to the multidisciplinary subject of development. It aims to provide critical and theoretical understanding of the issues, processes and institutions central to global poverty, inequality and development.
  • SS1833: Migration (5 credits)
    This module examines migration within the context of development. Drawing on case studies, students taking this module will focus on migration issues and the refugee industry in Ireland, the EU and globally, including aspects of asylum procedures, legislation, the role of the media, NGOs and community groups.

Year 2 Modules

  • AD2869: Research Skills in Development and Human Rights (5 credits)
    The module examines how to access research data, various methods of its collection and the ways it can be used.
    Using case studies, an understanding of diagrams, charts, tables and graphs will be explained. The logging of data using Word and Excel will also be taught.
  • AD2870: Global Warming and Climate Justice (5 credits)
    This module explores the concept of climate justice, linking global warming and climate change to local actions, and looking at who benefits and who pays the costs from burning fossil fuels.
    This module provides students with an overview of global warming and climate justice and to critically discuss and analyse the trade-offs between climate change and poverty. Furthermore, it focuses on human rights and provides a holistic understanding of human centre approaches in development.
  • FE2815: Development and Aid (5 credits)
    This module will examine the fundamental issues relating to aid and development and the necessary conditions for sustainable development. Issues such as the global economic system, world trade, debt, and bilateral and multilateral types of aid will be discussed. There will also be an examination of Ireland's aid to developing countries.
  • SC2803: Race, Ethnicity and Development (5 credits)
    The module focuses on the meaning of ethnicity, race and racism, and links them to development. After considering the key concepts, there is an emphasis on ethnic and religious mobilization by analysing cases in both national and international contexts will be considered. These cases are included to give students a contextualised understanding of the complex historical and cultural dimensions of modern political struggles.
  • SS2826: Development in Practice (5 credits)
    This module examines how 'development action' (the activities of stakeholders who directly and indirectly interact with development) is conceived, practised and managed.
    Students will look at a wide range of 'development action' that occurs locally and internationally, from formal development activities to more emergent activities and those that are large in impact or size to those that are smaller in scope and scale.
  • SS2827: Gender, Sexuality, Development and Human Rights (5 credits)
    This module presents insights into the diversity of ways in which sexuality and gender are understood, experienced, practiced, talked about and regulated in different social, (sub)cultural, political and historical contexts. Studying gender and sexuality as social constructions provides us with the opportunity to study the ways in which personal experience is connected to society at large and in which both gender and sexuality structure and are structured by broader socio-economic political and historical processes, in the context of globalisation and human rights.

Year 3 Modules

Year 4 Modules

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