Irish Historical Research, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12500
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #351 ,
The MA in Irish Historical Research, University College Cork is a taught, one-year (or two years part-time) course that provides training in the research skills needed to investigate and interpret modern Irish politics and society.

About

The MA in Irish Historical Research, University College Cork is a taught, one-year (or two years part-time) course that provides training in the research skills needed to investigate and interpret modern Irish politics and society. Focused on the period c.1840-1990, the course is structured around three taught modules and a dissertation of 20,000 words. The modules cover a deliberately broad range - from the history of the press in Ireland and its interactions with the main processes of political and social change, to the history of female activism in Ireland from the campaign for the vote to the campaign for employment equality and access to fertility control in the 1970s and 1980s. There is also the opportunity to choose a module related to the history of the Irish Revolution, 1916-22. The dissertation allows students to design, carry out and write up their own research project that will build on the broad themes explored in the taught modules.

Accreditation

APPLICATION PROCEDURES -MA, MPHIL (Masters by Research) AND PHD DEGREES IN THE SCHOOL OF HISTORY. Application for all EU programmes is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc through the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway.International/Non-EU Applicants must contact the International Education Office http://www.ucc.ie/international at email internationalpostgrad@ucc.ie All applicants in the School of History must consult with the relevant course co-ordinator/prospective supervisor to discuss/confirm their proposed research area and supervisor. Contact details and research areas of all staff are available on the School of History web-site http://www.ucc.ie/academic/history/ For full details of the MA application procedure go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/apply-taught/ For full details of the Masters Research procedure go tohttp://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/research/masters/For full details of the PhD procedure go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/research/phd/ When applying online to History through the PAC System: · MA applicants will also be asked to complete an online Supplementary Questions Form which requests the name of a proposed supervisor and a proposed title of your research. In order to do this intending candidates must consult with the relevant MA course co-ordinator to discuss/confirm their proposed research area and supervisor. Following this consultation, the proposed supervisor and proposed title of research must be named on the Supplementary Questions Form. Your application will not be accepted by the PAC system unless this Supplementary Questions Form is fully complete. Copies of the Supplementary questions forms for our MA programmes are available to view here: CKE42 CKE42AdditionalQuestions, CKE44 - CKE44AdditionalQuestions CKE45 - CKE45supplementaryform, CKE46 - CKE46supplementaryform· MPhil/PhD applicants must also nominate a supervisor and submit a typed proposal (1,500-2,000 words) of the proposed research area, which should include, as far as possible, aims objectives, research questions and an outline of the literature and pertinent sources. In order to do this intending candidates must consult with the relevant staff member/supervisor prior to submitting their PAC application form and proposal.All applications must satisfy a selections committee who may ask applicants to provide letters of reference if necessary, when considering applications. To ensure that an application may be considered and a decision made in good time, students should apply as early as possible, and no later than 1st June, 2011. Later applications may be accepted, but this may result in delays.

Programme Structure

Teaching will partly take the form of small seminars and discussion groups, but field trips to archives, museums and other sites will also be an integral part of the learning experience.

Students take modules to the value of 90 credits comprising taught modules to the value of 45 credits (Part I) and a dissertation to the value of 45 credits (Part II).

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I

  • Press, Politics and Society: Irish newspapers, periodicals and journalism, 1842-1990

Female Activism and Feminism in Ireland, c.1860-1985

And one of the following:

  • Sources and debates in the Irish revolution

  • Historiography of the Irish revolution

  • Public history, commemoration, and the Irish revolution

Part II

  • History Dissertation

A dissertation of a maximum of 20,000 words must be submitted by a specified date in September.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12500 International
  • EUR 6000 EU/EEA

€3,000 per year part-time

Funding

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