History - Local History

Course Outline
The taught component (Part I) will provide a practical guide to the writing of Irish Local History, discussing the most effective use of the main sources (both public and private records, from the thirteenth century to the twentieth) from a historical perspective. Particular attention will be devoted to the historiographical dimension of research and to the changing relationship between local and national history.

Entry requirements

Requirements
A Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in History or a cognate subject, or its equivalent.

Candidates with relevant experience in local historical studies (e.g. membership of local historical societies and/or heritage groups, publications, etc.) are also invited to apply.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland:
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.

International/non-EU applicants
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Assessment Info

Evaluation is by a 5,000 word essay and continuous assessment in Part I, to be completed by 1 June in year one and a 25,000-30,000 word dissertation on an approved topic in Part II must be submitted by the end of year 2.

Subjects taught

Programme Outline
The programme addresses the following:

Semester 1: Sources for Irish Local History

Course Introduction
UCC Archives and Library Holdings
Cork City and County Archives and Library Holdings
Digital History
Medieval Irish History
Early Modern Irish History
18th Century Irish History
19th Century Irish History
Irish Economic History
Digital Data Bases
Irish Labour/Social History

Semester 2:
Cork A Case Study
Programme Requirements
In Part I, Year I students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits. Students will also undertake work on the dissertation to the value of 15 credits during Year 1 which meets the satisfaction of the Programme Board. In Part II, Year 2 students complete a research dissertation of 25,000-30,000 words to the value of 60 credits.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I - Year 1
HI6028 Independent Research I (5 credits)
HI6029 Independent Research II (5 credits)
HI6030 Perspectives on Local Cork History (10 credits)
HI6031 Local History Research: Sources and Methods (10 credits)

plus
Students undertake workload to the value of 15 credits on the thesis which will be assessed at the end of Year 2.

Part II - Year 2
HI6027 Research Dissertation (60 credits)

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Duration

2 years Part Time.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 years.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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