University College Cork


Course Name Geography
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code HDAGG
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, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters HDip in Arts
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

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Duration Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €6,130; €3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €16,400.

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Entry Requirements

It is intended for those who already have a 3 or 4 year primary degree, preferably in the area of Arts or the Sciences, and who wish to study the subject Geography intensively over one academic year. The Higher Diploma in Arts is a con...


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You are advised to consult the timetable ( and balance the load between first and second semesters. Please note that some 3rd year modules require a 2nd year pre-requisite module.

If yo...

Course Content

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Geographers examine the cultures, economies, societies, physical landscape and environments of the Earth using a unique combination of the humanities, social and natural sciences.

The Higher Diploma in Arts - Geography is a convers...

Subjects Taught

Students take undergraduate second and third-year modules to the value of 60 credits. GG2045 consists of a week-long required residential field module and in some other modules, there may be elements of shorter non-residential field work.


Assessment Method Geography modules are assessed using a combination of end-of-year examinations and continuous assessments. Details of the assessment used in each module can be found in the UCC Book of Modules.
Careers or Further Progression

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You will gain technical geographical skills including:
• computer cartography and geographical information systems
• remote sensing
• quantitative and qualitative research methods
• social surveys and analy...

Further Enquiries Dr. Ray O'Connor
+ 353 21 4205164
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