Masters in History courses to choose from are as follows:A. International Relations (CKE45)B. Medieval History (CKE46)C.US Foreign Policy and Contemporary History (CKE42) D. Irish Historical Research (CKE44)
For the MA in Irish Historical Research students choose one of the following specialist options (must be noted on PAC application form):
i) HI6041 State, Culture and Identity Formation in Ireland, 1500-1900
ii) HI6042 Sources and Debates in Modern Irish History
iii) HI6043 History of Irish Media
The MA is made up of 90 credits:
45 credits are allocated for the successful completion of the taught component and 45 credits for a dissertation of a maximum of 20,000 words (Part II).
Students choose their modules in the second week of the first term with the School of History.
Module choices must be registered with either Déirdre or Geraldine in Tyrconnell, School of History.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
HI6011 Ideas and Approaches in History (15 credits)
andHI6040 Research Skills in History (15 credits)
HI6044 Digital History (15 credits)
and one of the following Specialist options:
These Specialist options must be chosen when applying to the PAC system for the MA History (Irish Historical Research). Details as follows:
HI6043 History of Irish Media
Students will examine in depth the historical development and impact of the print and broadcast media and journalism in modern Ireland. The print media in Ireland from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century are studied both as sources and historical forces, as are the media of radio and television in the twentieth century. A wide variety of newspapers, journals and magazines are historically analysed and interpreted. The course will engage with the role of Radio Éireann and RTÉ, as well as examining themes such as current affairs, sport and drama, and specific shows and broadcasters such as Gay Byrne.
To be considered for registration an applicant will normally have an honours primary degree of at least second-class honours Grade 1 level in a suitable subject or the equivalent
Applications from students with a 2H2 level in a suitable subject may be considered and may be requested to submit a proposal and/or an interview following application.
All candidates must satisfy a selection committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.
Important Note: Before completing the online application and online Supplementary Question Form (see further details below), intending candidates must consult with the relevant course co-ordinators or prospective supervisors to discuss/confirm their proposed research area (Course Co-Ordinator names and contact details are available in the Course Content section further down). Following this consultation the proposed supervisor should be named on the online supplementary questions form.
No work experience is required.
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