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Course Code: CKA14 Full-time; CKA40 Part-time

Course Title: German

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

German

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: It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences (see detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Arts is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study the subject intensively over one academic year full-time or two academic years part-time (by day).

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

It is aimed at graduates who may wish to be considered for a Masters programme in the subject area subsequently (but do not have an honours degree in the relevant area) or who may wish to add the Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications attainments.

The Higher Diploma in Arts programme consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from Levels 2 and 3 of the undergraduate BA degree

Registration with the Teaching Council:  For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma in Arts German is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT the teacher training programme. Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher. Please see www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.

Course Details

The Higher Diploma in Arts shall consist of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing Second and Final Arts modules in the relevant subject.

For any given subject, the programme of study to be followed may differ for each individual student, depending on the individual's background, preferred area of specialisation etc.

Registration with the Teaching Council:  For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma is recognised by the Teaching Council for teacher subject registration in German.   In general, if you wish to qualify with German as a teaching subject, you are advised to refer to the school curriculum and match the modules to that broad field.  Modules are chosen in consultation with the programme coordinator in September.  

Many subjects have discipline-specific requirements and you are advised to check the requirements for the subject area by consulting the following:

Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of modules in German 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.  

Candidates are required to have reached a level of German equivalent to B1 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference).  Please contact the Department for further queries

N.B.Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT a teacher training programme.  Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher.  Please see www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.

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.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these supplementary questions are available to view here: CKA14AdditionalQuestions (50kB) and CKA40AdditionalQuestions (50kB)

N.B.Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT a teacher training programme.  Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher.  Please see www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.

Course Practicalities

Applicants should consult the College Book of Modules for a list and descriptions of the modules currently available in this subject.

The subject modules will be chosen by the student in consultation with Staff of the Department of German, having regard to timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations

Assessment

A mixture of Continuous Assessment (Essay, Presentation, In-Class-Test, Learner Diary, Practical Assignment) and Written as well as Oral End-of-Year Examinations.

Who Teaches This Course

Click HERE for information on the Department of German academic Staff profiles

Further Contact Information

Further EU queries on application procedure can be directed to:

Margaret Coakley
Graduate Studies Office,
UCC
Tel: +353 21 490 2645,
E-mail: m.coakley@ucc.ie

Contact us

E: German Department Office

P: + 353 21 490 2078
W: Website

Related Courses:

Professional Master of Education (second level teacher training programme)

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