Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its global relationships. The modules available reflect the range of Irish Studies expertise across the university and are designed to enable students to undertake research across a wide range of themes in and approaches to Irish Studies, to obtain research methods training in one or more disciplines, and to prepare to write a major dissertation in their chosen field of specialisation. The aims of the programme are: • To enable graduates to undertake interdisciplinary postgraduate studies in Irish Studies and gain various benefits: • An advanced appreciation of the value of interdisciplinarity in Irish Studies. • An advanced understanding and experience of relevant research methods and skills. • An advanced appreciation of the value of academic approaches to some issues of historical and cultural debate and of contemporary public concern in Ireland. • A deepened knowledge of specific themes in Irish Studies reflecting the student's personal interests and research agenda.
MA Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Graduate
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, who can also demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants may be required to submit a piece of written work in support of their application.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 12th August 2022 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

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