Arts Celtic Studies & Social Sciences - Masters by Research

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Master by Research applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H2 (second class honours, grade 2) to apply.

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Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Further enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, call us on + 353 (0)21 490 2876 or email and we'll do our best to help.

Contact Details for Application Queries

Irish/EU applicants
Deirdre Daly
Graduate Studies Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3241

International/non-EU applicants
International Office
University College Cork
Tel: +353 (0) 21 490 4745

Research areas

CKF01 M Phil - Latin (Full-Time)
CKF02 M Phil - Latin (Part-Time)
CKF03 M Phil - Greek (Full-Time)
CKF04 M Phil - Greek (Part-Time)
CKF05 M Phil - Greek & Roman Civilisation (Full-Time)
CKF06 M Phil - Greek & Roman Civilisation (Part-Time)
CKF07 M Phil - Applied Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKF08 M Phil - Applied Mathematics (Part-Time)
CKF09 M Phil - Applied Psychology (Full-Time)
CKF10 M Phil - Applied Psychology (Part-Time)
CKF11 M Phil - Social Policy (Full-Time)
CKF12 M Phil - Social Policy (Part-Time)
CKF13 M Phil - Archaeology (Full-Time)
CKF14 M Phil - Archaeology (Part-Time)
CKF15 M Phil - Folklore (Full-Time)
CKF16 M Phil - Folklore (Part-Time)
CKF17 M Phil - Computer Studies (Full-Time)
CKF18 M Phil - Computer Studies (Part-Time)
CKF19 M Phil - Early & Medieval Irish (Full-Time)
CKF20 M Phil - Early & Medieval Irish (Part-Time)
CKF21 M Phil - Celtic Civilisation (Part-Time)
CKF22 M Phil - Celtic Civilisation (Part-Time)
CKF23 M Phil - Economics (Full-Time)
CKF24 M Phil - Economics (Part-Time)
CKF25 M Phil - Education (Full-Time)
CKF26 M Phil - Education (Part-Time)
CKF27 M Phil - English (Full-Time)
CKF28 M Phil - English (Part-Time)
CKF29 M Phil - French (Full-Time)
CKF30 M Phil - French (Part-Time)
CKF31 M Phil - Geography (Full-Time)
CKF32 M Phil - Geography (Part-Time)
CKF33 M Phil - German (Full-Time)
CKF34 M Phil - German (Part-Time)
CKF35 M Phil - Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
CKF36 M Phil - Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
CKF37 M Phil - History of Art (Full-Time)
CKF38 M Phil - History of Art (Part-Time)
CKF39 M Phil - History (Full-Time)
CKF40 M Phil - History (Part-Time)
CKF43 M Phil - Italian (Full-Time)
CKF44 M Phil - Italian (Part-Time)
CKF45 M Phil - Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKF46 M Phil - Mathematics (Part-Time)
CKF47 M Phil - Mathematical Studies (Full-Time)
CKF48 M Phil - Mathematical Studies (Part-Time)
CKF49 M Phil - Modern Irish (Full-Time)
CKF50 M Phil - Modern Irish (Part-Time)
CKF51 M Phil - Music (Full-Time)
CKF52 M Phil - Music (Part-Time)
CKF53 M Phil - Philosophy (Full-Time)
CKF54 M Phil - Philosophy (Part-Time)
CKF55 M Phil - Sociology (Full-Time)
CKF56 M Phil - Sociology (Part-Time)
CKF57 M Phil - Statistics (Full-Time)
CKF58 M Phil - Statistics (Part-Time)
CKF59 M Phil - European Studies (Full-Time)
CKF60 M Phil - European Studies (Part-Time)
CKF61 M Phil - An Leann Duchais (Full-Time)
CKF62 M Phil - An Leann Duchais (Part-Time)
CKF63 M Social Science (Full-Time)
CKF64 M Social Science (Part-Time)
CKF65 MEd (Full-Time)
CKF66 MEd (Part-Time)
CKF67 M Phil - Drama & Theatre Studies (Full-Time)
CKF68 M Phil - Drama & Theatre Studies (Part-Time)
CKF69 M Social Science (by Portfolio) (Full-Time)
CKF70 M Social Science (by Portfolio) (Part-Time)
CKF71 MPhil - Composition (Full-Time)
CKF72 MPhil - Composition (Part-Time)
CKF73 M Phil - Policy Studies (Full-Time)
CKF74 M Phil - Policy Studies (Part-Time)
CKF75 M Phil - Chinese Studies (Full-Time)
CKF76 M Phil - Chinese Studies (Part-Time)
CKF77 Mphil by Independent Research (History) (Full-Time)
CKF78 MPhil - Study of Religions (Full-Time)
CKF79 MPhil - Study of Religions (Part-Time)
CKF80 MPhil - Politics (Full-Time)
CKF81 MPhil - Politics (Part-Time)
CKF82 MPhil - Women`s Studies (Full-Time)
CKF83 MPhil - Women`s Studies (Part-Time)
CKF84 MPhil (Arts) Sociology and Philosophy (Full-Time)
CKF85 MPhil (Arts) Sociology and Philosophy (Part-Time)

CKV02 MRes - Drama and Theatre Studies (Part-Time)
CKV03 MRes - French (Full-Time)
CKV04 MRes - French (Part-Time)
CKV05 MRes - Folklore (Full-Time)
CKV06 MRes - Folklore (Part-Time)
CKV07 MRes - Bealoideas (Full-Time)
CKV08 MRes - Bealoideas (Part-Time)
CKV09 MRes - Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)
CKV10 MRes - Hispanic Studies (Part-Time)
CKV11 MRes - History (Full-Time)
CKV12 MRes - History (Part-Time)
CKV13 MRes - History of Art (Full-Time)
CKV14 MRes - History of Art (Part-Time)
CKV15 MRes - Italian (Full-Time)
CKV16 MRes - Italian (Part-Time)
CKV17 MRes - Music (Full-Time)
CKV18 MRes - Music (Part-Time)
CKV19 MRes - Classics (Full-Time)
CKV20 MRes - Classics (Part-Time)
CKV21 MRes - German (Full-Time)
CKV22 MRes - German (Part-Time)
CKV23 MRes - English (Full-Time)
CKV24 MRes - English (Part-Time)
CKV25 MRes - Study of Religions (Full-Time)
CKV26 MRes - Study of Religions (Part-Time)
CKV27 MRes - Sociology (Full-Time)
CKV28 MRes - Sociology (Part-Time)
CKV29 MRes - Applied Social Studies (Full-Time)
CKV30 MRes - Applied Social Studies (Part-Time)
CKV31 MRes - Geography (Full-Time)
CKV32 MRes - Geography (Part-Time)
CKV33 MRes - Film and Screen Media (Full-Time)
CKV34 MRes - Film and Screen Media (Part-Time)
CKV35 MRes - Modern Irish (Full-Time)
CKV36 MRes - Modern Irish (Part-Time)
CKV37 MRes - Mathematical Studies (Full-Time)
CKV38 MRes - Mathematical Studies (Full-Time)
CKV39 MRes - Women`s Studies (Full-Time)
CKV40 MRes - Women`s Studies (Part-Time)

CKV47 MRES Philosophy (Full-Time) Apply
CKV48 MRES Digital Arts and Humanities (Full-Time)

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