Cultural Differences & Transitional Processes - CREOLE

The MA CREOLE is funded under the EU SOCRATES Programme, in which students are required to spend two of the four semesters at Maynooth University and at European partner institutions: Universität Wien (Austria), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Université Lumière Lyon (France), Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia) and Stockholms Universitet (Sweden).

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree grade II (2.2) in Anthropology or related discipline is required. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHC58 2 years Full-time

Careers or further progression

Our graduates go on to employment in a wide variety of careers. Anthropology has become increasingly important as a job skill in an information-based global economy, where an understanding of cultural difference is increasingly crucial - from local to international contexts.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Coordinator: Dr Steve Coleman
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3932 / 3984
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 3570
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Subjects taught

Course Structure
This unique Master Degree allows the opportunity to study and analyse multiple complex societies, and to deal with cultural diversity, transnationalism, visual and popular culture. The programme's main language is English but proficiency in the language of the chosen university partner is desirable.


Maynooth University is home to the only department of anthropology in the Republic of Ireland. Our department was established in 1983 and since then has gained an international reputation for the quality of its research and the teaching and learning experience it provides.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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