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MA Public History

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MA in Public History is a new course for the academic year 2017/2018. It builds upon the well-establised status of the School of History in the fields of commemoration and public history. Students will examine both the theoretical and practical elements of public history through the programme.

- 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

Course Description
The MA in Public History is a new course for the academic year 2017-18. It builds upon the well-established status of the School of History in the fields of commemoration and public history. Students will work closely with historians active in public history and commemorations. Analysing the role of the public historian across multiple platforms, this course offers students the opportunity to build a tailored skillset which will allow them to disseminate history across multiple media and to consider how history can be utilised in informing public discourse and the shaping of policy in culture, education, politics, and the media. Through a mixture of academic and practical modules, students 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.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in an appropriate field such as a Bachelor of Arts, or in a cognate discipline. You must supply details of any third level institutions you have attended and professional qualifications you have attained.

Excellent academic grades 2H1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA 3.2 NFQ Level 8. Transcripts will be required.

You will be asked to complete a supporting statement outlining your reasons and motivation for wishing to undertake the course.

Two academic references from referees who are in a position to assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

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.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Students graduating from this programme will be equipped for careers in media, history, further academic study (PhD programmes), research, policy, heritage, and education (both within Ireland and abroad). The quality and versatility of MA programmes within the School of History has allowed its graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions including journalism, publishing, teaching, government, law, archives, public relations, and librarianship.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate Breslin
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8371

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 course is open to graduates from a humanities, social sciences, or cognate disciplines. This course affords students the ability to undertake traditional aspects of the MA in History such as researching and writing an MA dissertation while also providing specialist training in the theory and practice of public history.

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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