Diploma in Local and Regional Studies – Midleton

UCC’s highly successful Diploma in Local and Regional Studies, is being offered in Midleton in September/October 2016. This is a part-time level 6/7 programme that is aimed at those with an interest in local history and heritage, members of historical societies, and those working or volunteering in the heritage sector.


The programme is taught over two academic years. Lectures will take place on Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm in Midleton GAA club, while there will be seminars in UCC and fieldtrips on some Saturdays.


The modules being taught are as follows:


Year 1:

Celtic Ireland (5 credits)

Studying Folklore: The Sayings and Doings of Common People (10 credits)

Historical Geography (5 credits)

Aspects of Modern Irish History (10 credits)


Year 2:

Local Food Studies: History, Tradition and Identity (5 credits)

The Irish Medieval Church (5 credits)

Research Skills for Local and Regional Studies (5 credits)

Local and Regional Studies Research Project (15 credits)


Further information and application details can be found at


If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


The closing date for applications is the 23 September 2016.

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