Key Fact:
As part of the programme of study, students can engage in a public history internship module. Students can get hands-on experience of the cultural heritage sector and develop their professional network whilst completing their MA programme.

Subjects taught

Programme Content:
Autumn Semester:
• Research Methodology
• Historical Research in Practice I

Electives (choose 2):
• Linking families to communities
• The Evolution of the Irish Town, 1609-1960
• Graduate seminar in Irish cultural history
• Art and Power in the Age of the Tudors and Stuarts
• University & Society, 1500-1789

Optional module:
• Beginners' Ecclesiastical Latin

Spring Semester:
• History Research Seminar
• Historical Research in Practice II (attendance at research seminars)
• Directed Reading in History (an aid to research under the direction of dissertation supervisor).

Electives (Choose 1):
• People on the Move: studying migration
• Public history internship
• The 'Long War' in Ireland, 1968-98

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 2

Note: Credit Structure: Semester 1 = 30 ECTS, Semester 2 = 30 ECTS; Summer = 30 ECTS; Total=90 ECTS. Elective modules offered may vary each semester or each year Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in which history is a constituent subject, awarded with first or second-class honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants who do not meet those criteria but who have equivalent academic qualifications may be considered.

Entry procedure: Such applicants may be invited for interview and will be asked to bring examples of their written historical work with them and copies of relevant academic transcripts.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at www.ul.ie
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

- A copy of your birth certificate or passport

- Personal statement

- If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

- If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts


• English language competency certificate


1 Year Full-Time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
The programme will provide an attractive opportunity for Limerick and other graduates considering a career - whether in higher education, teaching in secondary or primary level, the heritage, archival or library sectors - that requires or benefits from postgraduate research experience in history.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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