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Irish History

MA Irish History
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Established in 1854, UCD is steeped in Irish history and is an institution that has played a key role in the development of modern Ireland. UCD's dynamic School of History, the largest in the country, has long played a vital role in leading inational debate and research on the evolution of Irish society, culture and politics. This new MA will involve students working closely with some of the country's most renowned historians of Ireland to continue the tradition of providing context, insight and originality in the research of modern Irish history and its communication to a wide audience.

Students will have an opportunity to focus on their own particular areas of interest and be guided by historians with an excellent track record in the teaching, research and writing of a range of absorbing, provocative and fascinating themes.

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. Yes

This course is open to graduates from a history or cognate disciplines.

Course Description
Students will be offered a unique variety of modules that encapsulate the origins, development and contemporary state of research into Irish history, including:

• Case Studies in Twentieth Century Irish History
• Welfare, Health and Gender
• Public History
• The Legacies of Irish Revolution
• Dissertation

There will also be an opportunity to participate in modules relating to European history to place Irish history in a comparative context.

Through the dissertation module, students will select a specialist topic of their own choosing and work with their supervisor to produce their thesis, based on original research. They will also have an opportunity to organise their own conference in order to share research findings and develop their presentation skills.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2.1 or international equivalent in BA History or a cognate subject. Minimum of 2.1 in BA History or a cognate subject.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
The experiences of UCD history graduates prove that the research and writing of Irish history is a gateway to a whole host of careers.
Our graduates are prominent in the fields of education, law, business, journalism, politics, public relations, broadcasting and creative writing. These graduates are valued, admired and rewarded for their writing, research, analytical and communication skills, and their deep knowledge of the history and development of Ireland, and all of which are key components of the MA in Irish history.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate O'Hanlon
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8371

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MA Irish History FT (Z264)
1 Years

Full Time

Rolling *

MA Irish History PT (Z265)
2 Years

Part Time

Rolling *

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

Course fee

MA Irish History (Z264) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7055
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MA Irish History (Z265) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4235
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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