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Irish - Modern Irish - Nua Ghaeilge

The course includes modules on literature in Irish, Irish language and Irish manuscripts and palaeography. The development of the Irish language over time is also treated, as well as its appearance in the modern dialects, particularly those of Munster. An essential part of the course is the submission of a dissertation presenting research undertaken during the year. All teaching is conducted through Irish.

The course comprises instruction in aspects of Irish language and literature from the late Middle Ages to modern times, from court poetry to the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. It also includes a mandatory module in academic writing. The expected outcome of these modules is that you will have a knowledge of Irish language and literature that is both broad-ranging and detailed, together with a special competency in communicating scholarship and learning in a concise and attractive style.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the MA in Modern Irish an applicant must have at least an upper Second Class Honours in the subject Irish in the BA examination, or an equivalent qualification. All suitably qualified applicants will be required to attend for interview.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Duration

1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
CKE51 Full-time; CKE50 Part-time

The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 year.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
This course hones your editorial and critical (textual and literary) skills so you will be well placed, on completion of the course, to pursue independent research work in whatever area of Irish you chose, or to apply the skills acquired to non-academic contexts such as media or business.

Further enquiries

Siobhán Ní Dhonghaile
Senior Executive Assistant
E: snid@ucc.ie
T: +353 (0)21 490 2607

Dr Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh
E: ailbhe.nighearbhuigh@ucc.ie
T + 353 21 490 2665

Subjects taught

The programme modules are currently being restructured for 2018/2019. Prospective students can contact the Department of Modern Irish for further details
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Modules 2017/2018 were

GA6001 Scríobh acadúil na Gaeilge (éigeantach)

GA6002 Beirt bhanfhile: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill agus Biddy Jenkinson

GA6003 Filíocht na Scol, 1200-1650

GA6004 Stair Fhoclóireacht na Gaeilge

GA6005 Filíocht Mhúscraí ón 18ú hAois anuas

GA6006 Saothar Mháirtín Uí Chadhain

GA6007 Filíocht Uí Bhruadair

GA6008 Léamh lámhscríbhinní agus tosach staidéir ar théacsaí a chur in eagar

GA6009 Miontráchtas MA

GA6011 Scríbhinní Amhlaoibh Uí Shúilleabháin

Details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Comment

Why Choose This Course?
This course offers you an opportunity to gain an unrivalled combination of skills through exposure to primary sources and published texts of literary, linguistic and historic interest. The course offers unique access to special collections (digital and actual) of Irish language materials. It also combines the teaching skills and experience of some of the leading experts in palaeography, late medieval Irish literature, linguistics, and modern Irish literature. The Modern Irish Department at UCC is widely recognised as being at the forefront of Irish scholarship and our teaching staff have published in excess of 200 books, monographs and articles in the area.

Placement or Study Abroad Information
Graduates of the MA in Modern Irish have gone on to complete further research and to partake in the many and varied opportunities available nowadays to young scholars in Irish.

A recent example is that of the young scholar Mícheál Ó Drisleáin, named in 2011 at the PPI Media Awards as the Newcomer of the Year. In addition to pursuing a career in broadcasting, Mícheál is currently on the point of completing his PhD with the department based on an archive of sound-recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s.

Assessment method

Assessment will be based on in-class exams, class essays and the submission of a dissertation

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10 September 2018

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