Certificate in Arts

Certificate in Arts (History)

History, Certificate in Arts 

 'Learning about history has never been more important. Students on our Certificate course will acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand our turbulent times, as well as pursue their own interests in local, national and international history' Professor Geoffrey Roberts, School of History, UCC

This is a part-time, evening programme, running over one academic year from the date of first registration.

Lecturers will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.  Staff will be present from 6.00 p.m. for student enquiries.

The Certificate in Arts (History) consists of lectures and tutorial support on aspects of the early and modern history of Europe in general and of Ireland in particular. It aims to help students develop the practical (and highly transferable) skills of retrieving information, analysing evidence and communicating your findings, both orally and in writing. No prior experience of having studied history is necessary.


Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by 1 January of the year of application. Application is directly to UCC via the Admissions Office

  • This one-year course focuses on aspects of early and modern European history in general, and on Ireland in particular
  • A UCC Certificate in Arts will be awarded to all students who pass this course
  • Students who pass the course will be exempt from 1st Year History if they subsequently take a UCC Arts degree
  • Teaching is on UCC’s main campus, from September to December & from January to March
  • Classes take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings as 2 x 1½ hour lectures given by UCC School of History staff, plus tutorial support
  • No prior qualification or experience of studying history necessary

Topics covered are:    

(i) East & West: The Origins of European Identity                                                                                                                      
(ii) The Making of the Modern Irish State                                                                                                                                    
(iii) Racism, Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Tolerance                                                                                                          
(iv) Case Study in Research Skills


For Further Information

Adult Continuing Education at UCC, telephone 021-4904700 or visit the course content online

School of History

Scoil na Staire

Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.