Course Description

French (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in French is aimed at graduates who want to be considered for a masters course in French, but do not have an honours degree in French, or who want to add a Higher Diploma in Arts subject to their qualifications.

Objectives of the course:

to provide you with opportunities to further develop your skills in the study and the use of the French language

to provide you with opportunities to extend and deepen your skills in the reading and discussion of texts

to introduce you to work in specialised areas of French as a multidisciplinary subject

to give you a sense of French culture in French-speaking countries around the world

On graduation from this course, you will have:

developed a capacity for independent critical thinking

acquired and developed transferable skills such as information gathering, analysis and interpretation

acquired a range of personal and interpersonal skills in addition to communication and listening skills

developed reflectiveness, self-awareness and a capacity for cooperative endeavour through taking responsibility for group work

Registration with the Teaching Council: For applicants who are taking the Higher Diploma with a view to Teaching Council subject registration, the Higher Diploma in Arts French is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the Higher Diploma in Arts programme is NOT the teacher training programme. Graduates must complete the Professional Master of Education to qualify as a secondary school teacher. Please see for further details.

CollegeUniversity College Cork (UCC)
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryFrench, Languages
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course DurationFull-time 1 yearPart-time 2 years
Course Fee2017/2018 Irish/EU 6,000 full-time; 3,000 per year part-time
Entry RequirementsIt is intended for those who already have a degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences The Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously. If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please check the course webpage under "Details Entry Requirements" to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
Carear PathThese skills of analysis and research and these forms of cultural and inter-cultural competencies are of critical importance to those wishing to pursue careers in education, journalism, government, European institutions and executive administration in multinational companies.
Phone21 4902149 / 4902552
Course CodeCKA12 CKA08
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