MA en Historia

MA in History

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September / January

  • Duration: 1 year

  • NFQ Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From € 16,080

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The Master of History is a 12-month program (24 months part-time).

It offers unique flexibility and diversity: four separate flows, eighteen modules, and an optional workstation. The broadcasts range from medieval and renaissance history to modern Ireland or the media and European and international history or history.

Select from a variety of themes, such as revolution and regime change, collective memory and commemoration, cultural heritage, medieval worldview, Ireland’s relations and encounters with the rest of the world, identity, nationalism, the evolution of health care, radicalism and social unrest, the historical uses and applications of modern media, war and peace, booms and busts from the dawn of modern finance, contemporary history, US foreign relations, or feminist history .

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Examine the relationship between collective memory and identity and history.
  • Critically appraise the manipulation, uses, and abuses of history.
  • Investigate how history graduates contribute to many work environments.
  • Question new and old ways of making history.

In addition, the Master of History provides the option of a job with a relevant host in the media, heritage, publishing industry, public or private sectors to apply and improve your skills. The combination of thoughtful and inventive assessment will provoke and challenge you, and the internationally respected team of teachers will guide you throughout the career. Equip yourself with a sophisticated appreciation of history and its applications.

Program Structure

  1. Todos los estudiantes cursan 15 créditosde los siguientes módulos obligatorios:
  • Haciendo pública la historia (10 créditos)
  • Cambiando direcciones en la historia: historiadores transformadores y su trabajo (5 créditos)
  1. Los estudiantes seleccionan 20 créditosde una de las siguientes corrientes:
Historia medieval y renacentista Irlanda moderna Historial de medios Historia europea e internacional
Contextos históricos para medievilistas (10 créditos) Debates in the Irish Revolution (10 créditos) Radicalismo, disensión y medios impresos en la Irlanda moderna (10 créditos) Política exterior e historia contemporánea de EE. UU. (10 créditos)
El mundo insular en texto e imagen (10 créditos) Asistencia sanitaria en Irlanda, 1750-presente (10 créditos) Guerra y paz: el sistema estatal europeo de 1648 a 1990 (10 créditos)
The Classical Revival 1250-1500 (10 créditos)
Nuevos mundos, textos antiguos (10 créditos)

  1. Finalmente, los estudiantes eligen 10 créditosadicionales de cualquier módulo de la maestría que aún no hayan seleccionado o pueden tomar los siguientes
  • Portafolio y colocación laboral HI6063 (10 créditos)
  • Módulos de lengua latina (10 créditos)
  • HI6100 Dissertation (45 credits)

Students work closely with an academic supervisor to complete a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice within the broad area of history. There will be a series of workshops to make it easier for students to select, research, and write their dissertations.


MA is predominantly assessed on an ongoing basis. A variety of assessment modes (for example, long and short essays, literature reviews, proposals, blogs, web shows, radio archive analysis, treatise / document reviews, exhibits, work practice folders, class assignments, presentations oral, radio documentary production, group project, etc.) cultivate a wide range of skills. The combination of accurate assessment is governed by the choice of module. An elective is assessed by a formal written exam.

Conduct independent research for your dissertation in close consultation with your supervisor. The 50% weighting for the thesis reflects the importance attached to independent research.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of History program, an applicant will normally possess a primary degree result of second degree Honors Grade 1 (2H1) primary degree (or equivalent) in History, or a related / suitable subject (normally in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Law). For North American students, a cumulative GPA of 3.3 is normal.

Candidates holding a primary degree in History or a related / appropriate subject with a Second Class Honors Grade II (2H2) (typically in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Law) will also be considered, as will those with a GPA between 2.7 and 3.2. These applicants will be asked to provide additional information, documentation, work samples and / or be interviewed by a Selection Committee.

In exceptional circumstances, professional experience in a relevant and related field (e.g. work in publishing, journalism, heritage industry, archives, etc.) may be accepted as compensation for the absence of a university degree awarded with a grade lower than 2H2 . The admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

English requirements

All graduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Certain tests (eg, IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson PTE) have a three-year time limit on their validity and will apply. English language tests must be taken no more than three years prior to the start of a program.

Please note that Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be obtained in a single session of the corresponding qualification (for example, IELTS and TOEFL). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.

Applicants who are nationals of a country that, according to the UCC, is predominantly English-speaking, or who have a degree or equivalent qualification that was taught in a country that is considered predominantly English-speaking, will normally be assumed to have met the language requirements of the UCC. However, in some circumstances, applicants may be required to present evidence of an English language qualification to satisfy the college program entry requirements.

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