History - Research
The award of the degree is based entirely on an MLitt thesis. However, to ensure that our graduates obtain as thorough preparation as possible for their future careers, the university has put in place a structured MLitt programme under which students in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy take taught modules over the duration of the programme as agreed with the department.
MLitt students work with a supervisor to complete a medium-sized research thesis for the duration of the programme (usually two years). They are also required to take a combination of compulsory and optional modules. They take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules, and are obliged to attend and make a presentation to the departmental Research Seminar, for which they receive credit.
For entry to the combined MLitt/PhD programme see https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/history/postgraduate
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time
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This structured research programme prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities, including lecturing, consultancy, government service, library, museum, arts work and publishing.