2-week Pre-sessional Programme

(2-week and 1-week course options)

ProgrammeSummary
Language Level

Suitable for students who have attained their required level of English and have a full offer from UCC.

This Pre-sessional course aims to ensure that you have both the linguistic and intercultural skills you need to fulfil your potential in your chosen degree programme.

Delivery
Length  2-week and 1-week course options
Hours of study
22 hours per week.  09:00 - 13:00 (Irish Time) Monday to Friday and from 14:00 - 16:00 on one afternoon each week.
Class Size Maximum 15 students, minimum of 6 students.
Age 18 years +
Start Dates Monday 16 August for two weeks or just one week OR Monday 23 August 2021 for one week only

Programme Content

There are six elements to the course.

TOPICS COVERED Monday 16 to Friday 20 August:
 
Critical Thinking
 
The ability to analyse the information that you will encounter is vital in an educational setting. You will learn different strategies to use to analyse, assess, reason and evaluate reading texts.
 
Academic Conventions
 
You will study the different conventions for writing academic essays and papers. Areas will include essay and paragraph structure, academic style and voice, thesis statements, referencing and, in addition, ways to avoid plagiarism.
 
With some elements of the subjects here below also covered:
 
Autonomous Learning
 
The ability to learn by yourself is vital to succeed at a higher level institution. You will be shown a wide range of methods to help you become more autonomous and in turn a better learner.
 
Inter-Cultural Communication
 
Studying in a multicultural university setting means you will encounter many different cultures. This module will look at cultural diversity, what it means and how it can help you to become a more effective global citizen. 
 
TOPICS COVERED Monday 23 to Friday 27 August:
 
Collaborative and Dialogic Learning
 
To make the most of your time at UCC, it is very important to be able to participate fully in your tutorials and seminars.  Many of these involve working with your peers and having the confidence to ask questions.  You will learn how to communicate effectively and discuss topical issues with others.
 
Presentations
 
Giving presentations is part of most University programmes.  Participants will learn both the structure of and the language used in presentations and will also get a chance to give a mini-presentation to their peers.
 
With some elements of the subjects here below also covered:
 
Autonomous Learning
 
The ability to learn by yourself is vital to succeed at a higher level institution. You will be shown a wide range of methods to help you become more autonomous and in turn a better learner.
 
Inter-Cultural Communication
 
Studying in a multicultural university setting means you will encounter many different cultures. This module will look at cultural diversity, what it means and how it can help you to become a more effective global citizen.
How to Apply
  • Please email academicenquiries@ucc.ie quoting ‘Pre-sessional’ followed by your name in the subject line.
  • Please forward a copy of your UCC Full Offer Letter + a copy of your English language certification + completed Pre-sessional Application From
Cost
€300 for one week or €575 for two weeks
 Go back to Pre-sessional Programmes

Language Centre

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Main Office, G36, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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