|Category:||Educational Courses, Heritage and Folklore, Diploma|
|Duration:||2 years part-time (Saturdays) or standalone module|
|Start Date:||September 2020|
|Qualification Required:||Active interest in this area|
|Qualification Attained:||Diploma in Arts (Folklore & Heritage of The North West)|
This diploma programme will provide participants with an awareness of, and a critical approach to, a wide range of historical evidence on the North West. It is accredited at Level 7 by NUI Galway and will provide enthusiasts with formal training.
You will develop the skills and confidence to trace your family history, learn about lore, life & mythology in the region, and be immersed in themes of local history & archaeology. The programme will introduce participants to a wide variety of primary sources & other materials utilised in researching folklore, genealogy, local history & archaeology. Students will be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and site vists, all of which is delivered by experts in the subject areas. The course comprises of 6 modules - 3 per year. There is no written examination as all modules are assessed either by assignment/small project etc
There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure. Students are required to complete 3 modules each year.
Participants who do not want to complete assessments for Diploma Level 7 can complete this programme on an 'Audit Basis' whereby participants can attend some or all modules that they have a keen interest in. Modules can be paid for separately in advance. Please contact the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) for more details on this option.
Introduction to Local History
Folklore and Folklife
Pre-Famine & Famine Times in the North West
Family and Genealogy
Myths & Legends of the North West
Archaeology of the North West
3 modules are available each year: September - May
A number of field trips are scheduled throughout both years, designed to complement each module. Click on the link below to see photos of one of our field trips from this course.
2 years part-time: September – May each year
Classes will take place on Saturdays (please see table below for specific dates).
Introduction to Local History 2019
10am - 4pm
Folklore and Folklife 2020
10am - 4pm
Famine Times 2020
9am - 5pm
|21 September Lecture Room 3||11 January ST5||21 March Lecture Room 4|
|5 October ST 3||25 January Lecture Room 3||4 April Éist Linn 2|
|2 November FIELD TRIP||8 February Éist Linn 2||25 April Field Trip TBC|
|9 November Lecture Room 4||22 February Lecture Room 4||9 May Lecture Room 3|
|16 November Lecture Room 3||29 Feb FIELD TRIP|
Induction dates onto the programme for those who have not attended St. Angela's College previously:
• Date to be confirmed
It is very important to attend induction evening. Induction incorporates the following:
Registration onto the module/programme
Introduction to Moodle (on-line learning facility)
The Diploma programme is open to all, and may be of particular interest to primary & secondary school teachers, librarians, archivists, and staff in heritage centres and museums. It will also appeal to those interested in the folklore, folk life and heritage of the North West of Ireland and beyond!
There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Arts (Folklore & Heritage of the North West) 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.
Course Fees to attain Diploma qualification:
Starting in September 2020, EU fees are €1,050 per year (€350 per module)
This fee is subject to a yearly review
The fee for each module must be paid in advance of the start date. Failure to pay fees in full will result in non-progression or award/graduation from the programme.
Course/Module fees for non-accreditation:
For those with an interest in the subject who opt to take modules without being assessed, the fees from September 2020 are €250 per module (which must be paid in full in advance of module start date). If however, you wish to undertake assessment the additional fee of €100 can be paid prior to submitting assessment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NO LONGER USING PAYPAL FOR PAYMENT OF FEES.
Employment opportunities exist in libraries, archives, heritage centres, genealogy, research and museums. Students 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).
Students who attain an honours Diploma may be eligible for direct entry onto the Masters in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West. Full details about this MA are available on our website.
How do I apply?
Please complete the on-line application form below or alternatively print and complete the application form and follow the payment option below. If you are being funded by your employer please forward letter to that effect to us from your employer/funding organisation and we will invoice directly.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque or postal order for €40 (non-refundable booking deposit) made payable to St. Angela’s College. We also require a passport size photo and a copy of any examination results.
Awarding Body: National University of Ireland, Galway.
DR JOHN O'CALLAGHAN,
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR - DIPLOMA IN FOLKLORE AND HERITAGE STUDIES OF THE NORTH WEST
CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
ST ANGELA'S COLLEGE
T: 071 9135628
|Dip Folklore & Heritage Booking Deposit||€ 40.00|