The Higher Diploma in Arts

The Higher Diploma in Arts is of interest to graduates who already hold a BA degree or equivalent Level 8 degree NQF (Irish National Framework of Qualifications) and wish to study a subject to degree level. The programme runs during the daytime in conjunction with the full-time BA programme.

In order to satisfy the requirements of the Higher Diploma in Arts, you will need to complete 70 credits from the prescribed subject curriculum.

The subjects that are available are:

Ancient Greek

Art History

Celtic Civilisation

Drama Studies

English

French

German

Greek and Roman Civilisation

History

Irish Folklore

Irish Studies

Italian

Latin

Linguistics

Modern Irish

Music

Spanish

 

 

Fees

Fees for 2019/20 are €490 per five credits (EU fees). Most modules tend to have a 5-credit weighting.  To obtain the H.Dip. in Arts, you will need to earn 70 credits. The fees for 70 credits would be €6,860. Please note that fees may change from year-to-year.  Fee information will be updated here

Duration

The duration of the programme is dependent on which subject you choose and the number of modules that you wish to register to in a trimester/year. Some subjects (French, German, Italian and Spanish) require you to complete pre-requisite modules prior to attempting more advanced modules. For these subjects, it will take a minimum of 5 trimesters to complete the H. Dip. in Arts. For other subjects, it may be possible to complete the H.Dip. in Arts in 3 trimesters.

Application Method

Applications for September 2019 open from 1st June and the deadline is 25th June 2019. Apply via www.ucd.ie/apply.

Select Higher Diploma in Arts (BAU7) and submit your application. Transcripts verifying your level 8 qualification will be required.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have previously earned credits in the subject you wish to study for the H.Dip. in Arts at University level*, you may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

*For example, you may have earned 10 credits of French as part of your previous qualification. You may be eligible to have this credit recognised for the H.Dip. in Arts