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Archaeology HDip in Arts

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Course Code: CKA03 Full-time; CKA19 Part-time

Course Title: Archaeology

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: HDip in Arts

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU €6,000 full-time; €3,000 per year part-time

Entry Requirements: You will have a primary degree from a recognised third-level institution (see detailed entry requirements below).

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

This course is for non-archaeology graduates who have a degree and would like to transfer their studies to the discipline of archaeology. The course is designed for those who have an active interest in archaeology and want to undertake a full-time course of study. It is also aimed at those currently employed in some branch of archaeology, who wish to obtain an academic qualification in the subject. The Diploma is also designed for those who require a conversion course to apply for postgraduate studies in archaeology in UCC, such as the one-year MA course or the MPhil/PhD research degree.

Course Details

This is a full-time course over one academic year during which you will take modules in archaeology to the equivalent of 60 credits. The course is made up of modules from the second and third year courses in the undergraduate BA degree. You are required to take core modules to a value of 20 credits. You will chose the remaining 40 credits in consultation with the course coordinator, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations. Students with little previous knowledge of archaeology may also audit all or part of the first year archaeology course.

Please click this link for further details Higher Diploma in Arts Archaeology Course details (479kB)Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year.

Detailed Entry Requirements

It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences

The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously. 

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision.

Course Practicalities

You will have an average of six hours of lectures per week, with up to four one-day field excursions over the duration of the year.

Assessment

The course will be assessed by a combination of formal, end-of-year examination and continuous assessment of essays, projects and field trip participation.

Contact us

E: Professor William O'Brien

P: + 353 21 490 4048
W: Website

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