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
See Fees and Costs for full details.
It is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences See Requirements for full details.
Open for EU applications, check rounds closing dates under How to Apply
9 September 2019
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 subject History to their teaching qualifications. On completion of the Higher Diploma in Arts 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.
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 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. 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). If you are applying for this course to gain a teaching subject please consult with the Teaching Council Subject Declaration Form to view specific requirements for this subject. If you are applying for this course for future eligibility into the Profession Master of Education, further information is available here.
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 (by day) 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 subject History to their teaching qualifications. 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, normally the fee for part time course is half the full time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.
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 for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 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 for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
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