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Course Updates for September 2024

NEW Course: CK708 Paramedicine

UCC's new BSc Paramedicine (CK708) degree will prepare you to work as paramedic practitioners. The course will include clinical practice modules and will provide you with the opportunity to work in multiple clinical settings including ambulance-supervised placements, emergency departments, coronary care units etc. Years 1 and 2 will include placements along with traditional campus-based learning, Year 3 will include a paid clinical internship, and Year 4 will focus on clinical and research practice while participating as an active member of an ambulance crew. There will be 32 places in total on this programme, including 4 places for mature entrants and 4 places for QQI/Level 5 entrants.

Note on Driver’s licence: Students on this programme will be required to obtain a full C1 drivers licence by semester 2 of Year 3. The National Ambulance Service will check these licenses as part of the application process for the Year 3 clinical internship.

Changes to existing courses:

CK114 Youth & Community Work

A new entry route for secondary school leavers will be available for the BSocSc Youth and Community Work from 2024. Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects will be required, to include English, Irish, and another language.
A statement of interest and interview will also be required as part of the selection process.

CK212 Applied Economics

From September 2024, the Economics through Transformational Learning programme, including both the 4-year International and Work Placement Pathway options, will change from a BA to a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons), and the programme name will change to Applied Economics, reflecting the applied nature of the programme and its distinctive emphasis on the professional development of our students. There are no changes to entry requirements.

The duration of all degree streams will be four years for all students and will continue to include the work placement or year abroad options. Students who do not obtain a placement will undertake a research project. Some changes will be required to modules as part of the changed programme; however, the award-winning Transition to Professional Life (TPL) modules will remain.

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