Degree programmes in Fac. of Arts

Degree Programmes in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Honours Bachelor Degrees - Level 8

CK 101: BA - Bachelor of Arts
CK 102: BSocSc - Social Science
CK 103: BMus - Music
CK 104: BA - Arts/Music
CK 106: BA - Applied Psychology
CK 111: BA - Early Childhood Studies
CK 112: BA - Drama and Theatre Studies
CK 114: BSocSc - Youth and Community Work
CK 115: BSW - Social Work
CK 116: BEd - Sports Studies



CK 101: BA (Hons) (Bachelor of Arts)

The BA degree programme offers a wide choice of subjects with students selecting four subjects in First Arts from a choice of twenty-nine subjects and continuing with two of these in Second and Third Arts. It is an honours programme taken over a three-year period. 

However, at the end of First Year students may, depending on their choice of subjects, be eligible to join the European Studies or Language and Cultural Studies or Chinese Studies pathways, which are taken over a four-year period.  Students opting for either of these streams will spend the third year studying approved courses in another EU country, or in China.

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment test on 14 February 2009.  Click here for more details. 

Number of places available for Mature Students: 100
Duration of Degree Programme: 3 years (Arts); 4 years (European Studies, Language and Cultural Studies and Chinese Studies Pathways)

Contact details:
Ms. Majella O'Sullivan,
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences,
O'Rahilly Building, 
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2963
Email:
majella@ucc.ie
Web:  http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/

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CK 102: BSocSc (Hons) (Bachelor of Social Science)

This is a three year degree programme during which students are provided with a broad grounding in Social Policy, Sociology, Studies in Psychology, Economics and Philosophy.  The first year offers a foundation in the Social Sciences with introductory courses in the above subjects.

The second and third years of the degree emphasise applied learning and include agency visits and a fieldwork project in the second year, and a social analysis project/dissertation in the third year.

The structure of the degree both in Second and Third Social Science permits a high degree of specialisation for students wishing to study a particular aspect of Social Policy in detail. 

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009. Click here for details. Candidates may be also called for interview.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 15
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
Dr. Cathal O'Connell,
Department of Applied Social Studies, 
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2832
Email:
c.oconnell@ucc.ie
Web: http://www.ucc.ie/en/DepartmentsCentresandUnits/AppliedSocialStudies/


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CK 103: BMus (Hons) (Bachelor of Music)

The BMus is a four year honours degree programme. 

Applicants for this programme must pass an entrance test in music. This test, which includes an essay on a music topic, is usually held after Easter. Details are available from the Department of Music, UCC and on the Department's website at www.music.ucc.ie.

Note: Candidates for CK103 are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009.  Click here for details.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 4
Duration: 4 years

Contact Details:
Dr. Paul Everett,
Department of Music,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4530
Email:
music@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/

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CK 104: BA (Hons) (Arts and Music)

Arts-Music is a three year honours BA programme that allows students to combine Music with another subject. 

Applicants for this programme must pass an entrance test in music. This test, which includes an essay on a music topic, is usually held after Easter. Details are available from the Department of Music, UCC and on the Department's website at www.music.ucc.ie.

Note: Candidates for CK104 are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009.    Click here for details.
Number of places available for Mature Students: 4
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
Dr Paul Everett,
Department of Music,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4530
Email:
music@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/

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CK 106: BA (Hons) (Applied Psychology)
This three-year BA (Hons) programme focuses on the study of Applied Psychology at Honours level.

An Honours Degree in Applied Psychology is recognised for graduate membership by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009.  Click here for details. Candidates are also expected to show concrete evidence of commitment to psychology as a discipline which studies human behaviour and experience with methodological rigour and ability to cope with the scientific content of the programme. With these criteria in mind, candidates are strongly encouraged to undertake an access course with a significant psychology component.

In the past, evidence of a candidate's commitment have included:

  • Examined modules of psychology taken as 'non-degree' subject in a university or by distance education.
  • Certificate in Psychology from the UCC Evening Arts programme.
  • Diplomas in area other than psychology that have a strong psychology component.
  • Independent reading in psychology.

A shortlist of candidates for interview is prepared by a selection committee comprised of staff members of the Department of Applied Psychology. This selection process  includes consideration of the CAO application and of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences written assessment test. Interviews are conducted by two members of the selection committee.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 4
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
Dr. Angela Veale,
Department of Applied Psychology,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4509
Email:
a.veale@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/

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CK 111: BA (Hons) (Early Years & Childhood Studies)

This degree programme includes childcare, child health, paediatrics and pre-school education, and is taught by the Departments of Applied Psychology, Applied Social Studies,  and Education, . All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 19th February 2011. Click here for details.  Places will be allocated on the basis of a combination of the following: MSAP results & additional information submitted by the candidate to the CAO outlining their interest in Early Years and Childhood Studies.

The primary aim of this degree is to develop students' academic skills and reflective thought. It is no different from any other BA degree and graduates would thus have the opportunity to enter any profession requiring such a degree. Likely areas in which graduates may seek employment are Education, Health or Social Services.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 15
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
Lorraine Crossan
Department of Education,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3487
Email: l.crossan@education.ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/

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CK 112: BA (Hons) (Drama and Theatre Studies)

The BA (Hons) (Drama and Theatre Studies) is a three year programme.  It provides students with a splendid opportunity to become proficient in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre as art forms, but do so within a context where they are also pursuing another subject within the Arts programme (such as a continental language) to Honours degree level.  By locating Drama and Theatre Studies within a context where students can also study subjects such as Classics, English, French, German, Italian, Music or Spanish to Joint Honours degree level, a new dimension is being added to the cultural, intellectual and professional range of existing BA programmes.  This wide-ranging, cross disciplinary degree will provide students with the basis to go on to further work in a wide variety of fields, including the creative and interpretative arts, the media, arts administration and education.

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009. Click here for details.  Candidates are also required to pass a Drama and Theatre Studies entrance test. This includes participation in a drama workshop and attendance at an interview, usually held in late April/early May. The purpose of this test is to ensure that candidates have a full understanding of the nature of the programme and that the Board of Drama and Theatre Studies is satisfied with the applicant's suitability for the demands of the programme. Prior experience of drama and theatre is an asset but not a requirement.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 5
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
The Chair of Drama and Theatre Studies,
Dept. of English,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2241
Email:
g.fitzgibbon@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/

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CK 114: BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work)

The BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) offers a degree and a professional qualification to activists who are interested in gaining employment in youth and community work areas. The programme is validated by the National Youth Agency in England, the statutory body for accrediting youth and community work in that country. The course is organised and run by the Department of Applied Social Studies, UCC in conjunction with the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, UCC and the National Youth Federation.

All candidates are required to have the equivalent of one year's suitable experience as a volunteer, activist, or full-time worker and show evidence of ability to pursue a programme of study.

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009. Click here for details. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

Entry to this programme is restricted to Mature Students.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 25
Duration: 3 years

Contact Details:
Dr. Paul Burgess,
Department of Applied Social Studies,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2785
Email:
p.burgess@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/DepartmentsCentresandUnits/AppliedSocialStudies/

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CK 115: BSW (Hons) (Bachelor of Social Work)

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a full-time four year undergraduate degree programme in social work. The BSW is a professionally accredited qualification in social work.  Students who succesfully complete the course will be awarded a Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) and the National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW).  The NQSW is the professional social work qualification in Ireland, granted only to students who successfully complete a social work course recognised by the Irish state.  Holding the NQSW allows graduates to practice as professional social workers in Ireland.  The BSW also meets the requirements of the European Directive on Professional Training (89-48/EEC).

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009. Click here for details. Candidates may then be invited to interview.  Candidates are judged on their relevant experience (both work and life experience); their potential to complete a demanding undergraduate programme of study; their demonstrated commitment to social work; their interest in knowledge of social issues; and their commitment to this field of activity.

In recent years the BSW has included students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds; with many different nationalities; with a wide range of abilities; and a wide range of interests and lifestyles.  We encourage this diversity.

The BSW is committed to positively contributing to social work.  Our vision is to provide critical educational experience for our students that will contribute to their becoming a positive force in Irish society.

Applicants are encouraged to give sufficient detail of their relevant work and life experience in their CAO application form.

The following additional criteria apply for CK115
-Evidence of previous experience and/or interest in social work
-Evidence of ability to pursue programme of study
-Attendance at interview
-Candidates may be short-listed on the basis of their written test

Entry to this programme is restricted to Mature Students only.

Number of places available for Mature Students: 25
Duration: 4 years

Contact Details:
Ms. Lydia Sapouna,
Department of Applied Social Studies,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3495
Email: l.sapouna@ucc.ie

Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/DepartmentsCentresandUnits/AppliedSocialStudies/

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CK 116: BEd (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education)

The Sports Studies B.Ed. degree programme is unique in that it takes both scientific and humanistic approaches to sport and provides a rich foundation for professional coaching and the teaching of sport and PE . The degree has been fully ratified by the Teachers Registration Council as providing appropriate qualifications for teaching in the following subjects:

  • Physical Education
  • English
  • Irish
  • French
  • Mathematics (Mathematical Studies)
  • CSPE (Sociology)
  • History
  • Economics
  • Classical Studies (Greek & Roman Civilisation)

At the successful completion of the 4-year programme, B.Ed Sports Studies graduates will be qualified to teach PE and an Arts subject which they have selected from the list of subjects above. In the selection of mature candidates, equal weight will be given to educational qualifications, relevant career experience, and motivation as expressed in a personal statement.

All applicants are required to complete the MSAP assessment on 14 February 2009. Click here for details. 

Number of places available for Mature Students: 10
Duration: 4 years

Contact details:
Dr. Julia Walsh,
Department of Education,
UCC.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2696
Email:
julia.walsh@ucc.ie or education@ucc.ie
Web:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/CollegesandDepartments/ArtsCelticStudiesandSocialSciences/   

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

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