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MA Irish Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The master’s degree in Irish Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop and articulate challenging and dynamic perspectives on Ireland’s history and contemporary experience.

Provides students with small group teaching and personalised supervision that students need at a graduate level
Pathway for further specialisation
Nationally and internationally unrivalled concentration of expertise.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with a humanities and social sciences background.

An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent in a related area or a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

Z195: 1 year full-time or Z196: 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this MA are trained not only to acquire, manage and communicate detailed knowledge in a creative, productive and supportive environment, but also to compare and contrast differing sources of information derived from archival, printed, visual and electronic formats. The programme enables students to hone their skills in research, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and the use of relevant computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. This degree is ideally suited to students seeking to deepen their knowledge of Irish Studies and to enhance their employment-relevant skills, while also providing a pathway for further specialisation in a relevant area or topic at doctoral level. Potential careers might include journalism, heritage and tourism, or academia.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michael Wallace
Contact Number: +353 1 716 8105

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
People, Place and Identity IRST40060
Are the Irish Different? IRST40080
Thesis IRST40100

Stage 1 - Option
Heritage Management ARCH30510
Feudal castles and Gothic cathedrals: building medieval Europe, AD1000-1500 ARCH30600
Archaeology & WHM in Ireland ARCH40470
New perspectives on the Historical Archaeology of Ireland ARCH40720
Irish Archaeolog. Landscapes ARCH40780
Irish landscapes; future views ARCH40790
Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance DRAM40060
Irish Poetry: Representing Self and Other ENG41630
Visualising Ireland: Negotiating Contemporary Irish Cinema FS40060
Reading and Writing Twentieth HIS41830
Irish for Beginners/Gaeilge do Thosaitheoirí IR10050
Teanga na Gaeilge 4 IR40030
An Nualitríocht: Gnéithe de litríocht na Gaeilge ó 1900 i leith
IR40200
Aspects of Ethnology: Material Culture and Dietary Tradition
IRFL40030
Collectors of Music and Song IRFL40090
Minority Languages LING40220
Northern Ireland POL40390
Ethnicity and Nationalism SOC40620

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This degree is ideally suited to students seeking to deepen their knowledge of Irish Studies and to enhance their employment-relevant skills, while also providing a pathway for further specialisation in a relevant area or topic at doctoral level.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA Irish Studies FT (Z195)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA Irish Studies PT (Z196)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part 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

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