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 MA in European Thought and Culture

The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to the 1st July 2017.

This programme aims to investigate the origins, nature and evolution of the main European intellectual movements. From the modern to the post-modern, the course will familiarise students with the main schools of thought which have shaped the European traditions and to explore their relevance to contemporary issues.

Programme Structure

This programme will run over three 12 week semesters. Typically, Semesters 1 and 2 will each have three taught modules (lectures and course work) from at least two academic disciplines, depending on availability, plus the additional Research Methodology module in either semester 1 or 2. Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation in consultation with a designated supervisor. Part-time options are also available. Each module will involve ongoing assessment, such as essays and oral presentations.

Students take three modules from at least two academic disciplines per semester, depending on availability, plus the additional Research Methodology module in either semester 1 or 2.

  • • Students can choose from a range of modules on the programme, including the following:
  • • Understanding, Dialogue, and Interpretation
  • • Philosophy and the Subject: From the Modern to the Postmodern
  • • Literary Aesthetics
  • • Contemporary European Thought and the Critique of Modernity
  • • Diversity and Tolerance in Early Modern Europe
  • • Power, Violence and Freedom
  • • French Thinkers and the Concept of Justice
  • • From reasoning on human nature to post-modernist instability: Great German writers and their images of humanity against the backdrop of the history of ideas
  • • Europe as a Transnational Space: Theory and Textual Practice
  • • From reasoning on human nature to post-modernist instability

Click here to view the full programme structure.

An honours degree (2.2 minimum) in a cognate discipline.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may apply for admission. Recognised prior learning may be taken into account, subject to the approval of the Course Directors.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2017.

Fees (EU and non-EU)

For more information about fees for this programme, please go to the postgraduate fees 2016-17 page – click here

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the application form for taught postgraduate programmes - click here
    • The application form must also include your university transcripts and contact details for two referees.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.
  2. Return the application form plus application fee* by post to:
    • Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland
    • Telephone: +353 61 204348 / 204929
    • admissions@mic.ul.ie

Please print off the PayPal confirmation receipt or number, and attach it to your application, as failure to do so will render your application invalid.


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Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel: +35361 204300