History of Family - Online

University of Limerick

History of Family - Online

Key Fact:
Students partake in the MA in History of Family (online) from across the globe including countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and North America.

Subjects taught

Full-Time Programme Content:
Autumn Semester:
• Introduction to the History of the Family
• Linking Families to Communities
• MA research methodology
• Graduate seminar in Irish cultural history (Online)

Spring Semester:
• History research seminar
• Dissertation 1
• Dissertation writing in history of family
• People on the move: studying migration

Summer Semester:
• Dissertation 2

Part Time Programme Content:
Students wishing to take the programme on a part-time basis over two years will complete the dissertation in year two of the programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a primary degree with a first or second-class honours, in a relevant discipline such as history, archaeology, geography, or Irish Studies (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).

Applicants with approved equivalent qualifications who have substantial experience in the History of Family (such as appropriate publications), or relevant professional experience may also be considered for admission.

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application)

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.
English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:
- Qualification transcripts and certificates

- English language qualification if English is not your first language

- Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

- A copy of your birth certificate (long document)


1 year full time or 2 years part time (Online).

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
This programme will equip students with the necessary skills for careers in the heritage, archival or library sectors as well as careers in higher education and teaching in primary and post-primary schools.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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