College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Science Requirements

Specific Entry Routes

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College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science

For all courses, a CAO application must be made accompanied by a Statement of Interest outlining education, life and/or relevant work experience. For more information on making a Mature Application follow this link: How to Apply

CAO CodeProgrammeDurationEntry RequirementsAdditional AssessmentAdditional Requirements
CK101 Arts* 3

There are certain requirements for some first-year subjects. Please see The College Calendar and check 'General' and 'Points to Note' in the UCC calendar for a list of subject requirements.

MSAP

 
CK102 Social Science 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK104 Arts-Music 3 or 4

Places will be allocated on the basis of a combination of the following: MSAP results and the UCC Music Entrance Test, which includes an essay on a music topic, usually held in late April/early May.

MSAP

Music Entrance Test
CK105 Film and Screen Media 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

May Require Interview 
CK107 Geographical and Archaeological Sciences 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK108 Arts International 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK109 English 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK110 World Languages 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest. There are certain requirements for some first-year subjects. Please see The College Calendar and check 'General' and 'Points to Note' in the UCC calendar for a list of subject requirements.

Evidence of language learning ability.

MSAP

 
CK111 Early Years and Childhood Studies 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

Garda Vetting + May Require Interview
CK112 Theatre and Performative Practices 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

Interview/Workshop
CK113 Criminology 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK114 Social Science (Youth and Community Work) 3

Evidence of at least one year or an equivalent of experience, either paid or voluntary, in the Youth, Community or Voluntary Sector;  Evidence of Academic potential.

Knowledge of Social Issues and Youth and Community Work and a Readiness to undertake professional training in Youth and Community Work.

QQI FET (FETAC) Level 5/6 awards listed for CK114 Youth and Community Work will be accepted subject to the following:

  • Applicants must have reached 21 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry
  • Applicants should have the equivalent of at least one years experience, either paid or voluntary in the youth/community/voluntary sector
  • Interview will be used as an additional mechanism
MSAP  Garda Vetting + Interview
CK115 Social Work 4

Knowledge of Social Issues and Social Work. A Readiness to undertake professional training in Social Work and Evidence of academic potential.

MSAP

Garda Vetting + Interview
CK118 Digital Humanities and Information Technology 3 or 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK120 Applied Psychology 3 or 4

Candidates are expected to show concrete evidence of commitment to psychology as a discipline and ability to cope with the scientific content of the programme.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to undertake an access course with a significant psychology component. The School of Applied Psychology does not endorse any particular course.

MSAP

Interview
CK121 Psychology and Computing 3 or 4

Candidates are expected to show concrete evidence of commitment to psychology as a discipline and ability to cope with the scientific content of the programme. Leaving Certificate Maths and/or a background in Information Technology is recommended. 

Candidates are strongly encouraged to undertake an access course with a significant psychology component. The School of Applied Psychology does not endorse any particular course.

MSAP

Interview
CK122 Government and Political Science 4

Candidates must have an interest in current affairs/politics.

MSAP

Interview
CK123 Anthropology 3

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

 
CK124 Education-Gaeilge 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

Garda Vetting + Interview through Irish
CK125 Sports Studies and Physical Education 4

Candidates are assessed based on education, life and/or relevant work experience as demonstrated in the CAO Application and Statement of Interest.

MSAP

Garda Vetting + Interview

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