Course Overview

This exciting diploma programme will introduce you to a wide range of evidence on the folklore and heritage of the North West.

In a supportive and friendly learning environment, you will develop the confidence and skills to trace family genealogy, learn about lore, life and mythology in the region, and be immersed in themes of local history and archaeology. You will benefit from a range of student-centred innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and site visits.

The course comprises of 6 modules - 3 per year. There is no written examination as all modules are assessed by a short assignment or project. Individuals who do not want to complete assessments can still participate fully in classes and benefit from all that is on offer.

Applications and Selections

Please complete and return our Online Application Form
Closing date for applications is 16th June 2021 (this may be extended depending on uptake).

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

The Diploma is open to all and will appeal to anyone interested in folklore, heritage and local history. It may be of particular interest to primary and secondary teachers, librarians, archivists and staff in heritage centres and museums.

There is no written examination as all modules are assessed by a short assignment or project. Individuals who do not want to complete assessments can still participate fully in classes and benefit from all that is on offer.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma and no previous knowledge of the subject area is required. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements*.

*Matriculation refers to the minimum requirements for entry to the University. Before you can be considered for admission you must meet these minimum standards.
Matriculation has nothing to do with points

Additional Requirements

Duration

2 Years (part-time)

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

16

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

16th June 2021

NFQ level

7

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

30

Award

Diploma in Arts (Folklore and Heritage of the North West)

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

2021-2022

• Introduction to Local History [Semester 1; Sept-Dec]

• Folklore and Folklife [Semester 2; Jan-Mar]

• Pre-Famine and Famine Times in the North West [Semester 2; Mar-May]

2022-2023

• Family and Genealogy [Semester 1; Sept.-Dec]

• Myths and Legends of the North West [Semester 2; Jan-Mar]

• Archaeology of the North West [Semester 2; Mar-May]

A field trip is a component of each module.

Further Education

Successful graduates may apply for postgraduate opportunities in relevant areas of continued studies. Graduates of this diploma may progress to the MA (Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West) offered at St. Angela's College. This MA will be run dependent on numbers.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in libraries, archives, heritage centres, genealogy, research and museums. Participants can also progress their studies through the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland framework to Level 8 (Degree), Level 9 (Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Degree) and Level 10 (Doctoral Studies/PhD). 

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€1,050 p.a. (2021-2022)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

 

For students who wish to complete their modules as 'audit', the fee is €750.00 p.a.

Find out More

For more information, please email the Programme Director:
Dr John O’Callaghan
School of Education
Email:   jocallaghan@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

John will be happy to chat about the Diploma and answer any questions that you have.


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