Course Description

Geography (Conversion Course)

Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences.

We view the earth, its inhabitants and the processes that form and transform the world we live in using a spatial perspective. This particularly geographical way of looking at the world allows for an inter-disciplinary exploration of processes operating in specific places. As a student of geography, you will learn to view the world using this geographical lens.

Geographers examine geographical processes in a variety of thematic areas within geography including landscape, heritage, migration, culture, food, tourism, environment, economy, cities, climate geomorphology and development.

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 Geography is recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of a teaching subject at post primary level.

CollegeUniversity College Cork (UCC)
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryGeography, Arts & Humanities
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 RequirementsYou will already have a primary degree, preferably in the area of the arts or sciences.
Carear Pathplanning local/community development environmental assessment and management housing policy regional development TV news production/research geo-informatics journalism diplomatic service financial services and global business public relations European space agency market research teaching tourism academic teaching and research museum/ heritage management
Phone(0)21 490 2645
Course CodeCKA13 CKA43
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