PART-TIME PROGRAMMES

UCD also offers the following part-time programmes available from the College of Arts & Humanities, and the College of Social Sciences. Please note that these programmes are fee-paying.

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BA PART-TIME (DAY MODE)

APPLICATION METHOD

Application for admission to the BA Part-Time Degree takes place via CAO by selecting DN500 (BA Joint Honours) and nominating your two preferred degree subjects.  Further information on the admission process to UCD can be found on the UCD Admissions Office website at:  http://www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/

DN500 is the full-time version of the BA Part-time Degree Programme.  To amend your record to the part-time version of the programme you should contact the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Programme Office (either in person or via the Programme Office Connector at www.ucd.ie/ahss) once you have registered for the Programme and prior to the commencement of the Academic Term.

FEES

BA Part-Time (Day Mode) is a fee-paying programme.  The EU fee for 2016/2017 is €97.88 per credit. Your fees will depend on the amount of modules registered for the academic year. A module is generally 5 credits i.e. if you register to 6 modules your fees will be €2936.40 (6 x 5 x 97.88 = 2936.4). The fees information is available on the Fees website. Please note that the fees are subject to change each academic year. For further fee queries please contact the Student Desk.

DEGREE STRUCTURE

The degree structure of BA Part-Time (Day Mode) replicates the BA Joint Honours (Full-time)/DN500.

SUBJECTS

Subjects available on the BA Part-time (Day Mode) replicate those available on the BA Joint Honours (Full-time)/DN500.

CURRICULUM/TIMETABLE

There are no set hours for BA Part-time (Day Mode).  The more modules a student registers to, the greater the time commitment required.  The modules available to students on the BA Part-time (Day Mode) are the same modules available to full-time students.  The day timetable is structured over a 40-hour week.  Any given module can be spread throughout the week.  For example, a particular module may have 2 hours of lectures in the week, the 1st on Monday at 10am and the 2nd on Thursday at 5pm, with a tutorial on Wednesday at 2pm.  Therefore, in order to ensure that this is the programme for you, you should be aware that you will need to be very flexible in terms of availability to attend lectures.

Curriculum/timetable information is available via the Curriculum Browser -> Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences -> DN501 -> Select the subject and stage -> Select the module -> When is this module offered? . Please note that the timetable for 2017/2018 won't be available until late July/early August 2017.

 

AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE

The amount of time it takes to complete the degree varies from student to student, depending on the credit workload* (most modules in the university are worth 5 credits).  For example, a 45-credit workload each academic year means that 180 credits (the credit requirement to complete the degree) should be accumulated after a four-year period.

For further queries on the BA Part-time (Day Mode), please e-mail bapartime@ucd.ie

* On this programme, the minimum credit load per semester is 5 credits per semester while the maximum credit load is 70 credits per academic year and 40 credits per semester.

HIGHER DIPLOMA IN ARTS

If you already hold a BA degree or equivalent NQF (National Qualification Framework) Level 8 degree, are also available to attend by day, and wish to take an additional subject to degree level, you may be interested in the Higher Diploma in Arts.

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Higher Diploma in Arts you will need to complete either of the following:

(i) 70 credits in total from the prescribed curriculum (20 at Level 1 and 50 at Level 2/3) - if you did not complete the subject you wish to add in 1st year of the BA (Honours) degree or equivalent already

OR

(ii) 60 credits at Level 2/3 or above from the prescribed curriculum - if you completed the subject you wish to add in 1st year of the BA (Honours) degree or equivalent already

PLEASE NOTE:

Only subjects available to degree level on the BA Degree (DN500) may be studied in the Higher Diploma in Arts.

A minimum of three semesters is usually necessary to complete the Higher Diploma in Arts but it may be possible in some circumstances to complete it in two.

CURRICULUM/TIMETABLE

Curriculum/timetable information is available on the Curriculum Browser -> -> Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences -> DN500 -> Select the subject and stage -> Select the module -> When is this module offered. Modules generally have lectures and a tutorial/small group/lab. Please note that the timetable for 2017/2018 won't be available until late July/early August 2017.

If you wish to take the Higher Diploma in Arts in order to satisfy the requirements of an external body (e.g. the Teaching Council), you should deal directly with that body to ensure that the award will satisfy their requirements.

For further queries on the Higher Diploma in Arts, please e-mail bapartime@ucd.ie

FEES

The EU fee for Higher Diploma in Arts BAU9 for 2016/2017 is 105.60 per credit. It depends on the amount of credits you're registered for the academic year. A module is generally 5 credits i.e. if you register to 12 modules your fees will be €6336 (12 * 5 * 105.60 = 6336). Further fee information is available on the Fees website. Please note that the fees are subject to change each academic year. For further fee queries please contact the Student Desk.

  

APPLICATION METHOD:

Graduate applications for the Higher Diploma in Arts for 2017/18 are available via www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/apply.html from 1st June to 1st July 2017.

When you have set up your account, select 'Undergraduate Cert and Diploma' in the Application Type screen.  Select 2017/18 September in Admissions Term.

There are two programme choices:

(i) Higher Diploma Arts (BAU7) 70 credits - see above

(ii) Higher Diploma Arts (BAU9) 60 credits - see above

Click on Review Application Checklist to review your application.

For technical queries in relation to your application, please complete the Technical Issue form on www.ucd.ie/apply/help.html

All other queries in relation to the applications process should be directed to UCD Admissions Office through the Student Desk Connector.

 

Guidelines for Occasional Arts

The Occasional Arts Programme allows graduates of a subject to take a limited number of additional undergraduate modules in that subject. Information on the programme (including information on the application procedure) is outlined below.

Credit limits

The Maximum amount of credit which can be offered via Occasional Arts is 15 credits. The

Minimum Amount of credits which can be offered via Occasional Arts is 5 credits.

Entry Requirements

Occasional Arts applicants should be graduates of the subject in which they wish to pursue occasional studies.

General Information (including information on Application Format)

  1. The maximum amount of credit you may take via Occasional Arts is 15 credits and the minimum amount of credit is 5 credits.
  2. You may only take credit via Occasional Arts if you are a graduate in the subject.
  3. You should liaise with the relevant School to decide an appropriate module/on appropriate modules *. School contact details may be found via: http://www.ucd.ie/ahss/contact/collegesschools/.
  4. Once the module(s) has been decided upon, you should ask the School to write to bapartime@ucd.ie indicating its support of your application for the  module(s) and also indicating that there will be no capacity issues for programme students as a consequence.
  5. You should contact the UCD Student Desk to find out the cost of registering on the Occasional Arts programme for the required modules. Take a look at the fees website too: http://www.ucd.ie/students/fees/.
  6. The application deadline for Semester 1 modules is 1st August, for Semester 2 modules is 1st December and for modules spread across 2 semesters is the deadline applying to the first semester in which you wish to pursue occasional credit.
  7. Applicants formally apply by letter addressed to the Associate Dean of Arts, c/o Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Programme Office, Ground Floor, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Your application should be accompanied by an academic transcript **.  In order to be complete, each application requires school support (see point 4).
  8. Once the Programme Office has received your application and the School’s letter of support and confirmation that there will be no capacity issues, we will pass the completed application to the Associate Dean for Programme Board consideration. After a decision has been reached by the Programme Board, you will be formally notified of the outcome of your application.
  9. The School will look after all registration to module(s) for the Occasional Arts programme, if the application is approved.

*Usually applications for Occasional Arts are from people wishing to satisfy the requirements of an external body (e.g. the Teaching Council). Therefore, they are advised to liaise with the school to choose appropriate modules which will satisfy the requirements of the external body. It is up to the applicant to get detailed information from the external body before starting discussions with the school.

**UCD Graduates do not need to provide academic transcripts.