Gain a deeper understanding of Ireland's social, cultural, economic and political history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
DCU's MA in History offers fresh perspectives on Ireland's journey from colony to independent state, on how Irish sovereignty has developed, on the centrality of land and landscape, and on the fluctuating fortunes of religion, language and gender.
The combination of the disciplines of History and Geography in our school is unique in Ireland.
Through our innovative and dynamic teaching, you'll gain rich insights on Ireland's fascinating historical story and its broader international context; both are essential to understand the world today and how our future is being shaped.
Programme Aims and Objectives
•Acquire specialist knowledge and understanding of the complexities of modern Irish history and historical geography
•Enhance your critical, analytical and interpretative skills
•Develop the ability to plan, research and write a substantial original research project
•Cultivate transferrable skills of independent thinking, analysis, communication, organisation and time management
DCU is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world in the area of Arts and Humanities by Times Higher Education, one of the leading third level ranking bodies. The School of History and Geography at DCU is unique in Ireland in its interdisciplinary range. It is recognised nationally and internationally for its high impact research on Ireland's History, Geography and Landscape. The MA in History is led by expert faculty members whose work has been published widely in books and leading journals and disseminated in the media and other fora.
The location of DCU in Dublin makes it an ideal choice given the range of library and research institutions in the capital, including the National Library of Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland.