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Public History & Cultural Heritage

The Public History and Cultural Heritage MA programme provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. This programme has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student's intellectual and scholarly experience. The programme offers a globally recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice and provides opportunities to expand industry/academia partnerships. The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors of the economy, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. It will appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As an online programme it provides prospective students complete flexibility.

Entry requirements

A primary degree (with first or second class honours) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

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

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•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 or 2 Years Part-time (Online).

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam
Tel: 353 (0)61 202199
Email: karol.mullaney-dignam@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
4 modules: All Compulsory
• Introduction to Public History: Theory & Practice
• MA History Research Methodology
• Digital Humanities
• Graduate Seminar in Irish Cultural History

Spring Semester
• MA History Dissertation Writing
• Public History Internship (this module may be taken by current Public History practitioners as a 'reflective practice')
• MA History Research Seminar

Summer Semester
1 Compulsory Module
• Dissertation
(15,000-20,000 words)

Elective Options:
• The Country House in Ireland: Class, Gender & Culture", "Writing Skills Methodology OR People on the Move Studying Migration

Application date

What to Include with your Application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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