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Arts - Folklore, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
Arts - Folklore at University College Cork introduces the main areas of the discipline, such as narratives, stories, festivals, rituals, tools, technologies and material culture, before developing the theories, ideas and methods of Folklore, including the theories of fieldwork, original research, archives and community identity.
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Arts - Folklore at University College Cork is one of very few courses that makes culture its main interest. Fewer again do it with a serious anthropological and ethnographic perspective as we do at UCC. Folklore is a unique subject and discipline in this sense alone, in which you will have the opportunity to seriously consider Irish narratives, rituals, festivals, symbols or beliefs. UCC is one of only two universities where you can do this comprehensively.

By studying folklore, you can add the rich tapestry of tradition, culture and everyday life to other disciplines that seem to consider everything else except these. The cultural context and background will fill in the gap in your knowledge like nothing else will. It will help you to understand the role of culture in both past and present societies.


  • academia
  • media (audio-video)
  • primary and secondary school teaching
  • archive assistance
  • heritage sector (museums, with the Heritage Council)
  • translation
  • writing
  • community-based folklore and arts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Irish Folklore and Culture:  An Introduction
  • Irish Folklore and History
  • Festival and Ritual in Popular Culture
  • Exploring the Otherworld
  • Popular Belief and Symbols
  • Folklore and Gender
  • Archives and Folklore in Ireland
  • Ethnographic Archives Worldwide

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2685 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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