The course comprises core and optional modules (see list on course website). All modules are assessed by coursework. Modes of assessment include projects, essays, reviews, reports and oral presentations. A final dissertation involving original research is an essential component of the programme.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. This programme enables students to develop critical and analytical skills.
2. Graduates are trained in methods of evaluating evidence and encouraged to reflect on different modes of presenting information in print and electronic formats.
3. History at NUI Galway is taught by eminent historians, and enjoys a high reputation.
A Second Class Honours BA degree or equivalent with a H2.1 or GPA of 3.3 in History is normally required. Different criteria may apply to mature applicants.
WHEN TO APPLY:
NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
1MAH1: 1 year, full-time; 1MAH2: 2 years, part-time.
Post Course Info
The MA provides an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in History. Graduates are also well suited to employment in areas such as teaching, research, print and electronic media, tourism, cultural and heritage development, library and archives services, and public administration.