About This Course
CKA17 Full-time; CKA29 Part-time
1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Full-time, Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
HDip in Arts
EU Fees 2018
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It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences See Requirements for full details.
Applications processed in rounds: See How To Apply section for full details
10 September 2018
The Higher Diploma in Arts - History is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study history intensively over one academic year full-time, or two academic years part-time.
This qualification is a conversion course for students who would not normally have studied history to degree level previously and want to apply for an MA in History, or who want to add the Higher Diploma in Arts - History to their teaching qualifications. The HDip Arts - History is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as a teaching subject. It is not a teaching qualification, but in the past, students have taken this course to augment their applications for Professional Diploma in Education.
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 History 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.
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. Suitable modules as well as attendance requirements and coursework are determined with the department.
Students of the HDip in Arts History have an opportunity to experience a broad range of courses, from large core classes to small individual case study groups and seminars. You have an opportunity to specialise in whatever field you wish: from Irish history, international relations, early modern history, medieval studies and early Irish history.
Students of this Higher Diploma may select any 2nd and 3rd year modules from the undergraduate History offering: Book of Modules
For further information on these individual modules, see the course descriptions at the School of History undergraduate website: History-Undergraduate
Module selection is driven by student choice. In general, if you wish to qualify as a teacher, you are advised to refer to the school curriculum and match the modules to that broad field. If you wish to pursue a master’s degree, you are advised to cluster a number of your modules around your future field of study (e.g. modern Ireland, medieval, international relations, etc).
On completion of the Higher Diploma in History, you will have gained a broad understanding of history through thematic examination of general and specific fields, and developed the analytical and writing skills of the historian.
Registration with the Teaching Council: Many subjects have discipline-specific requirements and you are advised to check the requirements for the subject area by consulting the following:
- Curricular Subject Requirements: Teaching Council: Curriculur Subject Requirements
- Subject Declaration Forms (including a self-assessment checklist of whether you meet the requirements for your subject area): Teaching Council Subject Declaration Form
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.
**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year.
In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments.
Students take 60 credits from any combination of years 2 and 3 History undergraduate offerings. You are advised to consult the timetable and balance the load between the autumn and spring teaching periods. Part-time students over two years may balance the yearly credits in any combination they desire.
Modules are examined by a combination of coursework assessment, in-class examinations and end-of-year examinations. Autumn modules are generally examined by coursework (in-class examination, 1,500-word essay or presentation, depending on modules chosen) weighted at 20%, and a 3,000- or 4,000-word essay (depending on modules chosen), weighted at 80%. Spring modules are examined by coursework (1,500-word essay or in-class test) weighted at 20% and end-of-year examination, weighted at 80%. Seminars (HI3200) and Supervised Projects (HI2104) have separate examination requirements as outlined in module descriptions.
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Why Choose This Course
This qualification is a conversion course for students who would not normally have studied history to degree level previously and want to apply for an MA in History, or who want to add the Higher Diploma in Arts History to their teaching qualifications. The HDip Arts - History is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as a teaching subject. It is not a teaching qualification, but in the past, students have taken this course to augment their applications for Professional Master of Education. You can select the modules you wish to suit your individual requirements.
Skills and Careers Information
Higher Diploma in Arts - History graduates have pursued careers in teaching History and further postgraduate study in history, and career paths are as varied as individual interests.
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.
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.
For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .
Fees and Costs
The fee for this course is €6,000 .
If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.
If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.
EU student fee payment:
Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.
International student fee payment:
Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.
How can I pay?
By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.
If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.
2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.
- Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
- Any supplementary forms requested for your course.
Please log into PAC for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application system PAC opens for applications in early November of each year.
Questions on how to apply?
EU students contact email@example.com
International students contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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: CKA17AdditionalQuestions (50kB)
Irish/EU Closing Date Rounds
Irish/EU places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here.Apply Now