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Irish - Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish HDip in Arts

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Course Code: CKA24 Full-time, CKA30 Part-time

Course Title: Irish - Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Irish - Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish

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 must 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 (Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish) is a conversion course for those with a prior knowledge of Irish who want to study Irish to honours degree level.

It is aimed at graduates who may want to be considered for a master’s course in the subject area subsequently (but do not have an honours degree in Irish) or who may want to add Irish to their qualifications.

Registration with the Teaching Council: 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. The Higher Diploma in Arts is recognised by the Teaching Council for teacher registration provided candidates have completed modules to the value of at least 70 credits in the chosen subject. Students who register for the Higher Diploma in Arts and wish to register the chosen subject with the Teaching Council must also register for an additional 10 credits of first year modules in that subject.

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 http://www.ucc.ie/en/pec01 for further details.

Course Details

The course consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from Levels II and III of the undergraduate BA degree in Irish.

The subject modules will be chosen by you in consultation with the Department of Irish, taking into account timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.  

Please see the College Book of Modules for information and descriptions of Irish modules for the current academic year.

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. Modules are chosen in consultation with the programme coordinator in September.   For students who will wish to register the subject with the Teaching Council, the 10 credits of first year modules will be in addition to their Higher Diploma in Arts programme registration.  There will be no additional fee for students who register for the additional 10 credits with the Higher Diploma in Arts.  Students who have already completed 10 credits of first year modules in the subject as part of their primary degree will be exempt from the additional requirement to meet the Teacher Council requirements

Detailed Entry Requirements

You will:         

1)     have a degree, preferably in the area of arts or the sciences
2)      Applicants must have passed GA1002 (or equivalent module)
Or
Hold the Diploma Sa Ghaeilge Fheidmeach (from Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha)
Or

Establish to the satisfaction of the Department (in interview/or examination) that the applicant is suitable for the programme.

All applicants will be considered on an individual basis

The Higher Diploma in Arts – Nua-Ghaeilge/Modern Irish is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied Irish to honours degree level previously, but you must satisfy the Head of Department that, at the start of the course, your linguistic competence in Irish will allow you to draw benefit from courses at second-year and final-year undergraduate 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.

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: CKA24AdditionalQuestions (114kB)

Course Practicalities

GA 3001 is a compulsory module on this course. It combines a weekly lecture on matters of language and grammar with a weekly tutorial and a weekly conversation class, and an oral examination at the end of the year. The weekly tutorial includes short assignments such as essays or translations for which marks are awarded which are included in the mark for this module at the end of the year.

Assessment

Most modules are examined at the end of the course; some (see Book of Modules) combine end-of-course examination with continuous assessment in the form of essays.

Who Teaches This Course

Information on the teaching staff of this course will be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/modern-irish/staff/

Contact us

E: An tOllamh Padraig Ó Macháin

P: 00 353 21 4902340
W: Website

Related Courses:

Professional Master of Education (second level teacher training programme)

MA in Modern Irish

Diploma in Arts (Applied Irish)

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