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GradDip Irish Folklore

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
The Grad Dip Irish Folklore focuses on a range of topics including research theories, fieldwork and archival methods, the study of oral narrative, traditional song and music, social tradition, popular belief systems, material culture, and Irish and European ethnology. 

Training in original archival and fieldwork research and methods.

Access to the specialist library and archive holdings of the UCD Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Graduate Diploma in Irish Folklore is a one-year (two semester) examined postgraduate course, designed for advanced students and scholars usually with a background in folkloristics or cognate subjects.

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma in Irish Folklore

You will need:
A primary or postgraduate degree in Folklore or in cognate subjects and a complete transcript of academic history including grades for each subject taken. Other qualifications may also be taken into consideration at the discretion of the Head of Subject and Head of School.

Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

Other documentation as required by the University.

A basic reading knowledge of the Irish language is strongly recommended for Graduate Diploma students. This can be acquired concurrently with the student’s Graduate Diploma studies.

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed their primary degree through English in an English speaking country will be required to have achieved an overall 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent with no individual band lower than 6.5.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

The course can provide a pathway to higher degrees in Folklore. Graduates can be found across a range of occupations, including teaching, research, museums and other heritage institutions, the media and journalism.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michael Wallace
Contact Number:+ 353 (0) 1 7168105

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Folklore and Folkloristics: History, Theories and Methods IRFL40010

Seminars and Dissertation 1 IRFL40020

Aspects of Ethnology: Material Culture and Dietary Tradition IRFL40030

The Narrative Art IRFL40050

Seminars and Dissertation 2 IRFL40070

Stage 1 - Option

Calendar Custom IRFL40040

The Life Cycle IRFL40060

Collectors of Music and Song IRFL40090

Comment

The course focuses on a range of topics including research theories, fieldwork and archival methods, the study of oral narrative, traditional song and music, social tradition, popular belief systems, material culture, and Irish and European ethnology.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Irish Folklore FT (Z002)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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