Government & Political Science

University College Cork

 

Course Name Government & Political Science
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK122
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Duration 4 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see www.ucc.ie/ e...

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Mature Applicants

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To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via www.cao.ie by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/how/
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
Students of the four-year BSc Government and Political Science will be the political and business leaders of tomorrow and a vital part of the generation that shapes the 21st century.

This is one of an exciting new generation of UCC...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:

Core
Politics of the EU
International Politics
Introduction to Theories and Ideologies
Irish Politics
Analytical Thinking Skills in Political Science
Public Law
Public and Private Management
Social Policy Analysis

Year 2...

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Assessment Method Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, oral presentations, submissions to government, letters to editors, poster design.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
The excellent transferable skills acquired on the BSc Government and Political Science open up many career paths. Our graduates work in different fields, including:

Public service (home and abroad)
Civil service (home and abroad)
Journalism
Television
Voluntary sector
Private business
Legal work.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Laurence Davis
L.Davis@ucc.ie
+353 (21) 490 3028
https://www.ucc.ie/en/government-and-politics/
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2020 337
2019 355