College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science

About the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Please click here for course details and entry criteria for degree programmes in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

Career options:

University College Cork's College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences has an excellent track record in supporting and welcoming mature students.  This college's commitment to the concept of life long learning is reflected in the numbers of mature students registered in its degree programmes. An Arts degree provides a broad general education and training in the liberal arts, with emphasis on literacy, critical analysis and the use of source material whether in the form of books, periodicals, or data obtained by fieldwork and research. You will also find subjects in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences with a particular vocational orientation such as Applied Psychology and Music.

One of the most valuable skills students get from an Arts degree is a greater ability to learn how to learn. Students develop analytical skills and learn how to critically evaluate all sources of information. On this foundation they are able to go on to develop further job-specific skills on postgraduate courses and with in-service training.

Arts graduates move on to a wide variety of jobs such as: management, journalism, accountancy, tax consultancy, town planning, librarianship, civil service, local government, banking, teaching and so on. 

Assessment Tests:

All prospective mature students who have applied for a place in a College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences degree programme are required to complete a written assessment - Mature Student Admissions Pathway - MSAP.  For more information about the MSAP test, click hereFailure to present for the written assessment on the 18th February 2012 will result in automatic elimination from the selection process. 

Candidates for Music degree programmes must also pass an entrance test in music. Please click this link for further information.   This test is usually held after Easter. Details are available from the Music Department, UCC.

Candidates for the BA (Drama and Theatre Studies) must also pass a Drama and Theatre Studies test. Please click on this link for further information. This is usually held in late April/early May. 


Mature Student Office

Oifig na Mac Léinn Lánfhásta

Room 1.10, The Hub, College Road, Cork, T12YF78

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