History of Family

The central purpose of the MA in the History of the Family is to combine the strengths of two traditions: that of the independent researcher into family history and that of established disciplines in history particularly the welldeveloped sub discipline of the history of the family. The objective is a history that is fully contextualised, culturally significant and academically grounded.

•To provide those interested in the history of the family with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the methodologies and concepts of the history of the family.
•To contribute to and support each student's personal quest for intellectual and moral autonomy


1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

Further enquiries

Contact Course Director
Dr Ciara Breathnach
Tel: +353 (0) 61 233166

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

•Introduction to the History of Family
• Sources & Techniques in the History of Family
• Linking Families to Communities

Spring Semester

• People on the Move: Studying Migration
• Research Seminar in the history of Family
• Dissertation I
• Dissertation II

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: 09/Sep/2019

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