Historical & Heritage Studies of the North West

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Historical & Heritage Studies of the North West

Programme Description
The Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will focus on the lives of ordinary people in the past and the heritage we have inherited. It incorporates history, heritage, landscape and agriculture studies, museum studies and folklore to help students better understand both the past and the present and the continuum between the two. It will broaden and deepen students' intellectual and scholarly experience and build their academic skills and confidence. Innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and site visits, will observe the principles of adult learning and the lifelong learning process.

Programme Structure
The Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West is a university accredited postgraduate qualification based on a progressive system from postgraduate certificate (30 ECTs – European Credit Transfer System), postgraduate diploma (60 ECTs) and Master of Arts (90 ECTs).

Subjects taught

Year One Modules:

• Concepts, Sources & Methods in Historical Studies (10 ECTS) September - December

• Local History (10 ECTS) September - December

• Ireland in the 20th Century (10 ECTS) January - February

• The Irish Land (10 ECTS) March - April

• Preserving the Past (5 ECTS) May

Year Two Modules:

• Advanced Research Methods (15 ECTS) September - December. Successful completion of Advanced Research Methods (along with modules in Year 1) satisfies the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma.

• Dissertation (30 ECTS) January - August. Students complete a dissertation under supervision of faculty member

Entry requirements

A primary degree (min H2:2) or evidence of equivalent academic achievement.

Applicants without the above but with relevant personal / professional experience will also be considered for admission and invited for interview.

Application dates

Application Process: www.cll.ie


A two-year part-time Masters with exit routes at Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate stages

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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