Local & Regional Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Local & Regional Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code ACE-DLRS
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE September 2022
Application Date

Expand+CLOSING DATE 26 August 2022

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Duration 2 years part-time.

The programme is normally taught one evening per week (expected to run on Thursdays 6:30pm until 9:30pm), with teaching and fieldtrips occurring on some Saturdays. Students will incur some minor costs for field trips. All field trips are based in Munster. Students are expected to attend all Saturday classes and fieldtrips.
Course Fee €1,500 per academic year
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by 1 January of the year of application and demonstrate personal or professional interest in the related disciplinary fields. This may be demonstrated by a short statement accompanying the application to ex...

Course Content

This course is aimed at those interested in local history and heritage, members of historical societies, and those working, or intending to work, in the heritage sector. The course will develop skills for those interested in local and regio...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1

AD1051: Studying Folklore: The Sayings and Doings of Common People (10 credits)
Key aspects of folklore, its background, festivals, lifecycle, storytelling, popular religion and the otherworld, popular culture.

AD1052: Historical Geogr...

Assessment Method There are no formal written examinations; all work is evaluated on a continuous assessment basis. This incorporates a range of learning techniques including essays, fieldtrip/fieldwork reports, literature/sources review, document study, oral presentation, poster presentations and a research project.
Careers or Further Progression you are thinking of working or volunteering in the Irish heritage or tourism sector, this course will be of great benefit. It also provides a solid academic grounding if you want to pursue your studies at degree or higher diploma levels. Diploma graduates may apply for 15 credit exemption from first year of the BA degree in UCC. Depending on experience, diploma graduates may also qualify for the Local History MA (School of History) in UCC.
Further Enquiries For Academic Queries and Course Content Queries please contact the Programme Coordinator Riona Doolan at riona.doolan@ucc.ie.

If you require further assistance with your online application please contact the Programme Administrator Deborah Kerrisk at deborah.kerrisk@ucc.ie.
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UCC Campus
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