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.
This taught MA is designed not only to help you obtain a deeper understanding of Irish History in a comparative context, but also to acquire advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of career paths. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the past from social, cultural, economic and political perspectives. The MA in History at DCU is unique in terms of its cohesiveness and is the only programme to offer a historical geography component.
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