Subject Requirements - Points to Note

1.Computer Science: This is available in First Arts and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject within the Single Subject Degree Programme.
2. Portuguese: Students wishing to take Beginners' Portuguese musthave obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek.
3. Applied Mathematics: Students who wish to take Applied Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Students taking Applied Mathematics in First Arts must also take Mathematics (MA1055). Applied Mathematics may not be combined with Mathematical Studies (MS1002, MS1003, MS1004).
4. European Studies:This subject is available in First Arts and thereafter only as part of the BA (International). European Studies students wishing to transfer to the four-year BA (Hons) International must make an application seeking the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. All such applications are subject to examination results and availability of places.
5. History of Art: History of Art may be taken with another subject in Group 2 in First Year only.
6. Studies in Music: This is available in First Arts and thereafter as a 10 credit subject in the Single Subject programme only.
7. Chinese Studies: This subject is available in First Arts and thereafter as a 10-credit subject in the Single Subject Programme or as a 20-credit subject in the Major Subject Programme in the three year BA Degree. Students wishing to continue with Chinese Studies as a 30 or 40 credit subject must make an application seeking the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences to transfer to the BA (International). All such applications are subject to examination results and availability of places. These students will spend the third year of their degree studying at an approved university in China and return to UCC to complete their degree programme in Fourth Year.
8. German: Students wishing to select German Non-Beginners should have a minimum grade H4 in German in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to take German (Beginners) are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H3 in another modern continental language, or Irish, or Latin, or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students will be accepted to the Beginners group only if they have no prior German, or if they have reached a level no higher than Junior Certificate German.
9. Latin: This is available in First Arts and thereafter only as a 10 credit subject in the Single Subject programme.
10. (a) Mathematics: This subject may not be combined with Celtic Civilisation or Spanish in First Arts due to timetable restrictions. Students who wish to take Mathematics must have achieved at least a H3 in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students who have passed MS1002, MS1003 and MS1004 may not register for MA1055 in a repeat year. This is only available with Applied Mathematics, Economics or Philosophy in Second Arts. In exceptional circumstances students may, with the permission of both Heads of Department, be allowed to combine Mathematics with another Arts subject, timetable permitting. Students who wish to register for Mathematics in Second Arts are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematics in the First University Examination in Arts. Students who achieve 40% will be allowed to register for Mathematical Studies in Second Arts.
10. (b) Mathematical Studies: Students who have passed MA1055 may not register for MS1002, MS1003 and MS1004 in a repeat year. Students who wish to register for Mathematical Studies in Second Arts are strongly recommended to have achieved a minimum of 50% in Mathematical Studies in the First University Examination in Arts.
11. French: A student will not normally be allowed to select French unless s/he has attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).
12. Béaloideas: Students wishing to select Béaloideas should normally have a minimum grade H4 in Irish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Lectures are through the medium of Irish. Students may not take both Béaloideas and Folklore. Students intending to apply to transfer to the BA (International) and take Chinese Studies, or continental languages at a Single, Major or Joint subject in second year, as part of it should note that they cannot also register for Béaloideas in second year.
13. Greek: This is available in First Arts and thereafter only as a 10- credit subject in the Single Subject programme.
14. Italian: Students wishing to take Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in another modern continental language, or Irish, or Latin, or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in Italian in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).
15. Spanish: Students wishing to take Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek OR evidence of competence equivalent to Grade H4 in a foreign language other than Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish at second level and obtained a Grade below H4 can also join the Beginners' Spanish course. Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Spanish must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in Spanish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent).

 

 

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