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Old & Middle Irish - Research

Course overview
The MLitt is a two-year, full-time (or four-year, part-time) postgraduate programme of research assessed by a major thesis of at least 40,000 words.

Staff in Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Studies have wide-ranging areas of interests, and welcome applications to undertake research in all of these.

Entry requirements

The usual minimum qualification is a primary degree in Irish, Celtic Studies, or similar, with a Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (or an equivalent international qualification).

Many successful applicants already hold a Master's degree.

Admission to the MLitt is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline. Initial enquiries should be made to the Head of Discipline.

Duration

GYB58 PhD (Old & Middle Irish) full-time
GYB59 PhD (Old & Middle Irish) part-time
GYB60 MLitt (Old & Middle Irish) full-time
GYB61 MLitt (Old & Middle Irish) part-time

Further enquiries

Prof. Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha
T +353 91 493 010
E mairin.nidhonnchadha@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/oldirish/

Research areas

Areas of interest
Dr Clodagh Downey; Old and Middle Irish language; medieval Irish literature, including heroic, mythological and king-tales, and dinnsheanchas.

Dr Graham Isaac; Old and Middle Welsh poetry; comparative Celtic and Indo-European linguistics; ancient continental Celtic languages; general linguistics.

Prof. Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (Head of Discipline); Old and Middle Irish language; editing of prose and verse texts; literary history, including issues of genre, hybridisation, authorship, patronage and provenance; early medieval Irish history.

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