MA in History
The one-year taught Master of Arts in History provides an opportunity for students to develop their abilities at postgraduate level, through a mix of taught modules, participation in a dynamic research seminar and completion of a research dissertation.
The programme, running from September to July, is delivered entirely by full-time faculty in the MIC Department of History. It consists of six taught modules in history and 20,000 word dissertation. Teaching takes place in small, supportive groups where discussion and debate are encouraged.
Modules are taught on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the autumn and spring semesters, with classes from 4-7pm. All modules are assessed by means of continuous assessment. The dissertation is normally due in August.
The programme is also available in part-time (two years) and flexible part-time (over a maximum of three years) options.
Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in 19th Century Ireland; The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Families and Communities in Early Modern Ireland and Britain; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922; and Research methods in History.