The MA in Old and Middle Irish is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the Irish language and literature of the period c.600–c.1200. It is aimed at those who already have a good basic knowledge of Irish (Medieval or Modern) or another Celtic language and, in exceptional circumstances, at those who have an appropriate other background to undertake the study of Old and Middle Irish from the beginning.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. You gain a thorough grounding in the native language of medieval Ireland and a deep understanding of its deservedly famous literature.
2. If your background is in Modern Irish, this course will open a panorama on the entire Gaelic tradition. If you have prior knowledge of other languages or literatures, it will greatly enrich your understanding of medieval Europe and Ireland's place in it.
3. The programme provides an excellent foundation for MLitt and PhD higher research programmes.