MA Public History
The MA Public History draws upon the established strength and expertise of the UCD School of History. Within this program you will work closely with historians who are active in the practice of public history and commemorations. This course offers you the opportunity to build a tailored skillset that will allow you to disseminate history across multiple media platforms. You will consider how history can be used to inform public discourse and shape policy in culture, education, politics, and the media. Through a mix of academic and practical modules, you will be guided through the theory and application of public history. The course also offers the opportunity for students to undertake relevant work experience in podcasting, publishing, policy, and print media.
-Provides successful graduates with both theoretical and practical skills to disseminate history across multiple platforms
-Develops skillset as a historian alongside interdisciplinary analysis of memory studies and commemoration
-Practical skills in podcasting, exhibitions, and conference organisation
The course consists of a mixture of traditional history and public history modules. A built-in internship module offers students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a variety of real-world settings. Previous internships have been arranged at Marsh's Library, Century Ireland, Newstalk FM, the Gallery of Photography Ireland, the National Folklore Collection, and UCD's own History Hub. Students will develop the ability to understand historical problems in a comparative framework, while the dissertation module develops significant research skills.
Module offerings include:
-Politics and Communication: Internship
-Approaches to History
-An Introduction to Public History