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What is Undergraduate Flexi-Options?
Whether you want to study simply for interest and personal enjoyment, to sample a subject area before committing to full-time study, to get ahead at work or to meet specific professional requirements, then modules from one of our undergraduate courses may be suitable for you. We offer a wide choice of modules in a broad range of subjects across the disciplines within the university. You can study up to thirty credits of a degree, but not the full degree.
What are the benefits?
Undergraduate Flexi-Options allows access to a wide range of undergraduate modules in your chosen area of interest without the requirement of undertaking a full programme of study. As a registered UCC student, you have access to campus facilities and to the academic stimulation of an undergraduate peer group. On successful completion of the module, students receive a transcript of results. This is your certificate of attendance, an official record of having completed the module.
Can I get a degree from studying Flexi-Options?
No, Flexi-Options is not designed for a student to gain a degree through this route. However if you decide to study for a full-time degree subsequent to completing Flexi-Options modules, you can apply to gain exemptions based on the modules you studied through Flexi-Options, if they are in a cognate area.
Are all modules available to study under Flexi-Options?
The majority of modules are available subject to approval by the Head of Department and to there being space available. Flexi-Option students are not normally accepted for admissions to professional programmes, e.g. Medicine, Engineering.
Non-law students or those deemed by the Faculty of Law to have inadequate legal education or experience will be required to register for LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System as part of their flexi-options credits.
Will I have to sit exams?
Yes, and you will also be expected to attend lectures and complete assignments as outlined in the online Book of Modules.
How much will this cost?
You will be liable to pay per module, in proportion to the full-time fees for the programme that the module is part of. For example, 5 credits of a general Arts module will cost €644 in the 2019/20 academic year. Costs per programme vary across the University. Please contact the Fees Office at email@example.com or 021-4903929/2365 for further information. There is also an application fee of €35 payable at the time of application.
How do I apply?
Application for Flexi-Options is now open. Next intake is scheduled for September 2020
Application Forms will be available here: Flexi-Options Application Form Semester 1 2020
Completed applications to be returned to the Admissions Office, 1st Floor West Wing, University College Cork by the application deadline.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Flexi-Options
The vast majority of lectures will commence on Monday 28 September. The format of teaching will be slightly different this year and the University will be offering combined online and face-to-face elements such as offering online lectures for some class groupings and offering face-to-face seminars, tutorials and laboratory and field classes for smaller groups. As much face-to-face teaching and learning as is feasible will be provided, subject to prevailing public health requirements (which may continue to evolve over the course of the academic year).