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History

Overview
This is a one year, full-time course at MA level. On completion of the programme the student will have acquired the ability to identify and evaluate significant issues in contemporary historiographical discourse, A specialist knowledge of a select number of substantive historical themes studied through three elective modules, The ability to identify, locate and evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to the understanding of a selected research topic and A capacity to present the results of substantial independent research in a selected topic.

The aim of the programme is to enhance the historical understanding and skills of graduates in history, to extend their capacity for historical research and thereby provide an appropriate basis for advanced research up to, and including, doctoral level.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A primary degree in which history is a constituent subject, awarded with first or second-class honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants who do not meet those criteria but who have equivalent academic qualifications may be considered.
Entry procedure: Such applicants may be invited for interview and will be asked to bring examples of their written historical work with them and copies of relevant academic transcripts.

What to Include with your Application
• Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
• English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
• A copy of your birth certificate or passport

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
• Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
• Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
• TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
• IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.
• English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
• GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
• University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
• GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Year Full- Time.

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
The programme will provide an attractive opportunity for Limerick and other graduates considering a career - whether in higher education, teaching in secondary or primary level, the heritage, archival or library sectors - that requires or benefits from postgraduate research experience in history.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Professor Anthony McElligott
Tel : +353 (0) 61 213524
Email: anthony.mcelligott@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Research Methodology
• Concepts and Methods

Semester 2
• Historical Research Seminar
• Dissertation 1
• MA History Dissertation Writing

Summer Semester
• Dissertation 2

Choose two of the following elective modules: (At least one of which must be at postgraduate level. If an undergraduate module is chosen, the credit deficit will be made up by taking an additional elective from the specified list below.)

Postgraduate Modules:
• Linking families to communities
• Graduate seminar in Irish cultural history
• Sex, family and gender in eighteenth-century Ireland and Britain Undergraduate Modules:
• The first global empire: the Spanish monarchy, Europe and America, 1479-1598
• Understanding the Holocaust in twentieth century Europe
• The Irish conflict, 1948-98
• Health, state and Irish medical care, 1837-1948
• Modern Middle East and the Israeli conflict
• Historical Research Seminar
• Dissertation 1
• MA History Dissertation Writing

Choose one of the following elective modules:
(This may be one post-graduate module or two undergraduate modules)

Postgraduate Modules:
• International History of the 20th Century
• People on the Move: studying migration
• University and society, 1500-1789
• Public history internship

Undergraduate Modules:
• Golden age: politics, culture and warfare in the Spanish
monarchy, 1598-1746
• The early modern city, c.1450-1789
• Conservatives, patriots and radicals: politics and political ideology in eighteenth century Britain and Ireland
• Metropolis, the German urban experience 1900-1945

Comment

The aim of the programme is to enhance the historical understanding and skills of graduates in history, to extend their capacity for historical research and thereby provide an appropriate basis for advanced research up to, and including, doctoral level.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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