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Irish Studies

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 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.

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

Irish Medieval Art & Architecture
AH30070

Visualizing Migration: The Irish Emigrant in Visual Culture from the 19th-21st Century
AH30430

Georgian Dublin
AH30540

Ireland & the US
AMST40250

Archaeology & WHM in Ireland
ARCH40470

New perspectives on the Historical Archaeology of Ireland
ARCH40720

Irish Archaeolog. Landscapes
ARCH40780

Irish landscapes; future views
ARCH40790

Celticity: Who are the Celts?
CCIV30030

Kings & Heroes of Early Ireland
CCIV30050

Introduction to Early Irish 1
CCIV30070

Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance
DRAM40060

Irish Theatre
ENG41610

Irish Poetry: Representing Self and Other
ENG41630

Joyce, Ulysses
ENG41640

Visualising Ireland: Negotiating Contemporary Irish Cinema
FS40060

Historical Geography of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century
GEOG30020

Geography of the Growth and Development of Dublin
GEOG30080

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

An Béal Beo
IR40480

Music and Words: Identity in the Irish Contex
IRFL20070

Folklore and Folkloristics
IRFL40120

The Life Cycle
IRFL40160

The Narrative Art
IRFL40170

Calendar Custom
IRFL40180

Studies in Irish Music
MUS20030

Music in Ireland
MUS20610

Ethnicity and Nationalism
SOC40620

Travellers, Rights & Nomadism
SSJ40040

Application date

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

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:2018/2019 September

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