Academic Discourse & Skills - International Master's Pathway

University College Cork


Course Name Academic Discourse & Skills - International Master's Pathway
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code TBC
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (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
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2023
Application Date

Expand+The closing date for non-EU applications is 30 June 2023

How Do I Apply
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Duration 9 Months (1 Academic Year) full-time.

Contact Time

We envisage a maximum of 20 hours of contact time per week. In addition, you will attend individual tutorials for up to 20 minutes every two weeks. Your learning schedule should allow for 8-10 hours per week of independent research and learning.
Course Fee The total cost is €12,500.
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Financial Support Scholarships
If on completion of the course you meet the progression requirements (exit grade and any other requirements) for your chosen postgraduate master’s programme, you will receive a scholarship from the relevant participating college.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
25% reduction in fees

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
20% reduction in fees
Entry Requirements

Expand+Requirements depend upon your chosen master's degree. See Master’s Pathway Track above and choose your Track for degree-specific requirements. In general, the following minimum requirements apply:

Academic Qualification Minimum Requirements


Course Summary The Higher Diploma in Academic Discourse and Skills - International Master’s Pathway (IMP) is aimed at the pre-masters student seeking to meet the required academic qualification and/or the English language level for automatic progression to their chosen destination programme. The IMP is open to conditional offer holders for participating programmes.
Course Content

Expand+We have built an academic programme around the International Master's Pathway so that you will work towards a Level 8 Major Award: the Higher Diploma in Academic Discourse and Skills. The 60-credit Higher Diploma consists of Language Centre core modu...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Master’s Pathway Track

Select the Track for your chosen programme to find out more about its IMP entry requirements, progression requirements, and the undergraduate final year modules on offer.

Programme Track

College of Arts, Celtic Studi...

Assessment Method

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Language Centre Core Modules

The assessment model for Language Centre core modules is continuous and there are no final examinations. Continuous assessment can include the following tasks:

5000-word independent research projec...

Further Enquiries Julie Butters
+353 (0)21 490 2043
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