Course Description

History (Conversion Course)

The Higher Diploma in Arts – History is intended for those who already have a degree and who wish to study history intensively over one academic year full-time, or two academic years part-time.

This qualification is a conversion course for students who would not normally have studied history to degree level previously and want to apply for an MA in History, or who want to add the Higher Diploma in Arts – History to their teaching qualifications. 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 professional Diploma in Education.

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

CollegeUniversity College Cork (UCC)
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryHistory, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course DurationFull-time 1 year Part-time over 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 SciencesThe Higher Diploma in Arts is a conversion programme and applicants would not normally have studied the relevant subject to Honours Degree level previously.
Carear PathHigher 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.
Phone21 490 3584
Course CodeCKA17 CKA29
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