Study History in Ireland

Study History in Ireland

Studying History

History belongs to the field of humanities and deals with past events of the world’s countries and civilizations. It is a wide field of study with numerous branches which can be categorised by region, era, or subject. History leads to careers in heritage management, museum education, teaching and others.

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Studying in Ireland

From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!

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26 History Master's degrees in Ireland

, Master Culture and Colonialism (MA)

The MA (Culture and Colonialism) is a multi-disciplinary taught Master of Arts programme, designed for graduates from the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Colonialism (the control and exploitation of dependent territories by a more dominant nation) has been one of the most crucial cultural influences on modern society, politics and culture across the globe.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
, M.A. The Social and Cultural History of Medicine

This MA in The Social and Cultural History of Medicine programme from University College Dublin is designed for high calibre graduates who want to pursue an innovative history MA degree. It is suitable for graduates with a BA degree or a primary degree in the Humanities or in a cognate field such as medicine or nursing. While some background in the history of medicine and welfare is helpful, it is not mandatory

UCD College of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Historical Archives

This full-time programme aims to educate students to the principles, attitudes and skills that underpin the professional management of historical archives.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
, M.A. Medieval Studies

The MA in Medieval Studies is a multi-disciplinary programme distinguished by the range of subjects included: Archaeology, European & Irish History, Latin & Late Antiquity as well as Celtic, Germanic and Romance Languages & Literatures. It provides students with a thorough grounding in the study of language, culture, and society from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages. The cross-disciplinary approach encourages students to view the past in a multidimensional way, while the emphasis on languages and source study provides students with the tools they need to make original contributions to scholarship.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
, M.A. History

Students taking the MA and the Postgraduate Diploma in History follow the same taught programme but only MA students write a dissertation. This newly revised popular post-graduate course has been structured so as to offer students greater choice. Entrants may choose the omnibus History MA which combines a thorough training in the craft of history with an exploration of the ways in which history is and has been interpreted by historians, politicians, the media and others

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
, M.Phil. Medieval History

The M.Phil in Medieval History offers well-qualified graduates in History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences an introduction to research in the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ireland, Britain and continental Europe across the Middle Ages. This one-year programme (or two years part-time) is designed to introduce students to a wide range of issues in, and approaches to, medieval history while also providing students with a rigorous training in research methods and relevant skills.

School of Histories and Humanities
, M.A. Texts, Technologies & Transitions 1350–1800

Unique in Ireland, NUI Galway’s new MA in Texts, Technologies and Transitions, 1350–1800 breaks down traditional boundaries between late medieval, early modern and eighteenth-century studies. Students in this programme explore the social lives of texts, as well as the technologies that have shaped literature through time. Designed for graduates from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and housed in English, this programme combines a strong focus on literary history with a commitment to multidisciplinary enquiry. NUI Galway is currently the most exciting place in Ireland to study Texts, Technologies and Transitions, 1350–1800.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
, M.A. History

This taught MA programme can be taken either in a full-time or part-time capacity. For students who are part time, the programme consists in the first year of one six-unit course on Ireland since 1920 and two three-unit courses on Methodology and Historiography.

History Department
, M.Phil. Public History and Cultural Heritage

Our taught Masters course in Public History and Cultural Heritage (1 year full-time, 2 years part-time) is designed to provide students with a rigorous grounding in public history and to prepare high-calibre graduates in a unique and thorough fashion for the management of cultural heritage.

School of Histories and Humanities
, M.A. Aesthetics and History of Art

The MA Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts, University College Cork gives you an excellent entry into the multidisciplinary field of aesthetics across different cultural contexts East and West. It advances your career prospects in a broad range of professions related to culture and the arts. You will develop your analytical and professional skills and get together with likeminded students of different related backgrounds.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
, M.A. English - Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance

The English - Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance MA from University College Cork, offering Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance modules, explores the full variety and contexts of writing from the islands of Britain and Ireland across the period circa 700 to circa 1700. We concentrate on interactions between texts in English from these islands, examining the beginnings of Anglo-Irish writing, as well as the cultural transmissions and transformations between classical, European, and insular intellectual and literary traditions before 1700.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
, M.A. History

The MA in History programme from University College Dublin is of interest to anyone who has a passion for history, an has performed well in their undergraduate studies in either history or a cognate discipline. The programme is intended to develop skills valued in academia and by employers.

UCD College of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Local History

The course is part-time, over two academic years. The emphasis is on conducting and presenting research. It consists of six taught modules delivered through lectures and seminars, as well as the preparation of a thesis for submission at the end of the second year.

Faculty of Arts
, M.A. History of the Family (Online)

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 well developed sub discipline of the history of the family.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
, M.A. Local History

History - Local History MA, University College Cork The taught component (Part I) will provide a practical guide to the writing of Irish Local History, discussing the most effective use of the main sources (both public and private records, from the thirteenth century to the twentieth) from a historical perspective. Particular attention will be devoted to the historiographical dimension of research and to the changing relationship between local and national history.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
, M.A. Irish Historical Research

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.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
, Postgrad.Dip. Irish History (Higher Diploma)

This programme enables students to examine and research the rich subject area of Irish history from the earliest times to the present day, and to assess the major events which led to the emergence of modern Ireland.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
, M.A. Local History

The aim of the Local History course is to systematically and coherently develop a range of historical research skills and thereby, further the historical understanding of local and regional communities and societies.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
, M.A. History of the Media

The History of the Media programme from University College Dublin is suitable for anyone who has performed well in their undergraduate studies in either history or a cognate discipline. Successful applicants will normally have a strong interest in social and cultural history, and an interest in working in the media.

UCD College of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. Medieval Studies

This Medieval Studies programme from University College Dublin is suitable for those who have an interest in the medieval world and wish to extend their knowledge and understanding. It appeals to those who wish to gain the necessary scholarly skills in the field while still having flexibility in subject matter.

UCD College of Arts and Humanities
, M.A. History of the Family

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 well developed sub discipline of the history of the family.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences