Public History & Cultural Heritage

The Public History and Cultural Heritage MA programme provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. This programme has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student's intellectual and scholarly experience. The programme offers a globally recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice and provides opportunities to expand industry/academia partnerships. The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors of the economy, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. It will appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As an online programme it provides prospective students complete flexibility.

Entry requirements

A primary degree (with first or second class honours) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
4 modules: All Compulsory
• Introduction to Public History: Theory & Practice
• MA History Research Methodology
• Digital Humanities
• Graduate Seminar in Irish Cultural History

Spring Semester
• MA History Dissertation Writing
• Public History Internship (this module is taken by those already working in public history settings as a work-based reflective practice)
• MA History Research Seminar

Electives (choose 1):
• People on the Move: studying migration
• The evolution of the Irish town, 1609-1960

Summer Semester
• Dissertation

Part Time Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Introduction to Public History: Theory & Practice
• Digital Humanities

Spring Semester
• Public History Internship (this module is taken by those already working in public history settings as a workbased reflective practice)

Elective options (choose 1):
• People on the move: studying migration
• The evolution of the Irish town, 1609-1960

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Graduate Seminar in Irish Cultural History
• MA History Research Methodology

Spring Semester
• MA History Research Seminar
• MA History Dissertation Writing

Summer Semester
• Dissertation

Duration

1 Year Full-time or 2 Years Part-time (Online).

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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