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Arts (International) BA (Hons)

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Course Code: CK108

Course Title: Arts (International)

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Arts (International)

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: The State will pay the tuition fees for full-time EU students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2017/18 the Student Contribution Charge will be €3,000 and the Capitation Fee is expected to be €165.

Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2017: 484.

Overview

Arts (International) includes a year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America or Asia, and is open to language and non-language students. 

This four-year BA honours degree will give you 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 at your host university and staff in UCC while on your year abroad.

You can find out more here

Course Details

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

 *All students are guaranteed their four subject choices.

** Groups 2(a) and 2 (b): Students can combine group 2(b) History of Art with any subject from Group 2 (a) in First Year only. Students can only study one subject from Group (2a) and 2 (b)in Second and Third Year’

Year 2 Modules

60 credits in total, to include LL2018 as a 5-credit core module;  the remainder of credits to be taken in two subjects continued from Year 1.

Year 3 Modules:

60 credits spread between the two subjects continued from Year 2, or equivalent agreed programme of study at a partner university abroad.

Year 4 Modules:

60 credits spread between the two subjects continued from Year 2.

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of Programme Modules.

Detailed Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate entry requirements:

H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Mature students:  Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest, and must apply for and sit the MSAP exam.  Approximately four places are available to mature applicants.

International Students should visit the International Education website.

FETAC Requirements.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry. 

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants:  Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.  Applicants must also apply for the MSAP exam.

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours: 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 3-4 lectures per week. plus a one-hour tutorial. Language subjects will have additional weekly language laboratories. 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.

Field trips: Archaeology and Geography also require you to attend field trips.

Study abroad: 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. Students studying in Europe receive an Erasmus grant regardless of whether they study a language or not. The Erasmus grant is not means tested. Students studying outside of Europe can apply for an International Scholarship from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC. 

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May.  Not all modules will have formal examinations.  Many modules use other types of assessment including essay, in-class tests, learning journals, oral and aural examination.

Some subjects carry a percentage of the mark from Year 2 into final year.

Further Contact Information

Dr. Silvia Ross

T: 00 353(0)21 4903169

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