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International Study Programs

History HDip

History HDip

University College Cork, Ireland

About This Program

If you already have a degree but still wish to study history intensively, you may consider applying to UCC's Higher Diploma in Arts - History programme.

As this Higher Diploma in Arts - History is a conversion course, a bachelor's degree in the subject is not necessary. If you intend to pursue a teaching career in History, this programme will help you along if you wish to apply for a Masters of Arts in History.

The HDip Arts - History is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as a teaching subject. It is not a teaching qualification, but in the past, students have taken this course to augment their applications for a Professional  Diploma in Education.

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Course Delivery

You will have to take 60 credits from any combination of years 2 and 3 History undergraduate offerings. You are advised to consult the timetable and balance the load between the autumn and spring teaching periods.

Modules are examined by a combination of coursework assessment, in-class examinations and end-of-year examinations.

  • Autumn modules are generally examined by coursework (in-class examination, 1,500-word essay or presentation, depending on modules chosen) weighted at 20%, and a 3,000- or 4,000-word essay (depending on modules chosen), weighted at 80%.
  • Spring modules are examined by coursework (1,500-word essay or in-class test) weighted at 20% and end-of-year examination, weighted at 80%.

Seminars (HI3200) and Supervised Projects (HI2104) have separate examination requirements as outlined in module descriptions.

Careers

Higher Diploma in Arts - History graduates have pursued careers in teaching History and further postgraduate study in history, and career paths are as varied as individual interests.

If you intend to teach in Ireland and want to register this subject with the Teaching Council, the 10 credits of first year modules will be in addition to your Higher Diploma in Arts programme registration. There will be no additional fee if you register for the additional 10 credits with the Higher Diploma in Arts.

Moreover, if you have already completed 10 credits of first year modules in the subject as part of your primary degree, you will be exempt from the additional requirement to meet the Teacher Council requirements.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Higher Diploma in History, you will have gained a broad understanding of history through thematic examination of general and specific fields, and developed the analytical and writing skills of the historian.

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Course Outline

You will have an opportunity to experience a broad range of courses, from large core classes to small individual case study groups and seminars.  This is because module selection is driven by student choice. You will therefore have an opportunity to specialise in whatever field you wish: from Irish history, international relations, early modern history, medieval studies and early Irish history.

You will be asked to select a total of 60 credits take from any second or third year modules from the undergraduate History offering. The department may determine other suitable modules for your coursework as well.

In general, if you wish to qualify as a teacher, you are advised to refer to the school curriculum and match the modules to that broad field. If you wish to pursue a master’s degree, you are advised to cluster a number of your modules around your future field of study (e.g. modern Ireland, medieval, international relations, etc).

Course Info

Course Code : CKA17

College : Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 8

Fees :

All fees listed below are in Euros (€).  

Registration Fee

50

Tuition Fee - International Fees

13,000

Medicover Standard (O'Driscoll O'Neil Insurance)

120

The above figures represent what UCC expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included (e.g. living expenses).  

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by UCC.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.

When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, i.e., one nine-month period from September to May inclusive, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socialising, health, books and materials.



Intake Dates :

The  next intake date is September 11, 2017.

IVC however, will be accepting application only until FEBRUARY 28, 2017.  This 7-month preparation period includes:

  • Review by the department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Seeking accommodation;
  • Processing of your student visa application.

Places on this programme are offered in rounds, according to the following schedule

Date a completed application is received

Date an offer will be made

January 16, 2017

January 30, 2017

March 1, 2017

March 15, 2017

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Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of University College Cork.  As an international student, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Academic Achievement,  You must already possess a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences.

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  • English Language Proficiency.  If English is not your native language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of any ONE of the following exams:
    • IELTS (Academic Test): Overall band score of 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5
    • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 90. Minimum scores per section are as follows:  Listening and Writing 17; Speaking 20; Reading 18.
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C
    • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B
    • Pearson PTE: Minimum score of 63 with no section score below 59.

Your English certificate must be up to date which means it should be less than two years old.

You are required to complete a full application for the program AND satisfy all other entry criteria as required by the program team and provide such evidence as required by the university, including, but not limited to:

  • Academic transcripts
  • College diploma
  • Professional references
  • Professional registration details
  • Curriculum Vitae and
  • Identity documents.

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