About This Course
2 years part-time
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
HDip in Arts
€3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time)
See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
Not on offer 2022/2023
The Higher Diploma in Arts (Béaloideas) is a programme of study running for 18 months (part-time by day) from the date of first registration for the programme.
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 by the relevant academic departments and approved by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. 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.
The online College Book of Modules contains descriptions for all modules offered in the University's modularised programmes for the current academic year here.
This programme is currently available by two years part-time programme (by day) only.
Some candidates with cognate honours degrees (with a minimum overall second class honours or equivalent) may be considered for the taught Masters programmes available in the Department of Bealoideas. Enquiries with regard to suitability for these Masters programmes can be made directly to the
Folklore & Ethnology Department/Roinn an Bhéaloidis
Guthán / Tel: 353 (0)21 4903935
Ríomhphost / e-mail: email@example.com
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our Book of Modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
The course consists of modules to the value of 60 credits taken from a range of existing year 2 and 3 modules at BA level. The subject modules will be chosen by the student in consultation with staff of the Department of Folklore, having regard to timetable constraints and suitability of course combinations.
The modules studied will vary for each individual student, depending on background, preferred area of specialisation etc.
The online Book of Modules contains the assessment criteria for all modules offered in the university's modularised programmes for the current academic year.
Who teaches this course
Click here for details of the Department of Folklore & Ethnology Department/Roinn an Bhéaloidis teaching staff and profiles
Why Choose This Course
Is ábhar suntasach ‘An Léann Dúchais’. Is iontach an t-ábhar é do mhic léinn a bhfuil suim sa Ghaeilge agus go háirithe i gcultúr na Gaeilge acu. Tugann sé deis don mhac léinn ollscolaíocht as Gaeilge a bheith aici nó aige. Déanann “Béaloideas.” staidéar faoi leith ar bhéaloideas na hÉireann, ar sheanchas, ar chreideamh agus ar phiseoga, agus ar an gcultúr fisiciúil nó ábhartha. Is tosnú é ar eolas a chur ar an mbéaloideas féin nó ar an ndúchas seo agus ar an léann a bhaineann leis.
It is intended for those who already have a 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to study one of the subject Bealoideas intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university-approved English language requirements available here.
For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. 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.
Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.
For more information please contact the International Office.
Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time).
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
International Students can pay in two equal instalments once they have paid the appropriate deposit. The initial payment is due on registration and the balance usually by the end of January.
How can I pay?
You can 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 two 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 online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Professional Master of Education (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.
Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.
3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal 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 items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.
4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.
Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.
Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
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: CKA35 Additional Questions.Apply Now