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Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP

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MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Irish (Gaeilge) Irish Studies Anglo Irish History

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Course Summary


Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its global relationships.

The modules available reflect the range of Irish Studies expertise across the university and are designed to enable students to undertake research across a wide range of themes in and approaches to Irish Studies, to obtain research methods training in one or more disciplines, and to prepare to write a major dissertation in their chosen field of specialisation.

The aims of the programme are:
• To enable graduates to undertake interdisciplinary postgraduate studies in Irish Studies and gain various benefits:
• An advanced appreciation of the value of interdisciplinarity in Irish Studies.
• An advanced understanding and experience of relevant research methods and skills.
• An advanced appreciation of the value of academic approaches to some issues of historical and cultural debate and of contemporary public concern in Ireland.
• A deepened knowledge of specific themes in Irish Studies reflecting the student’s personal interests and research agenda.


Offers a unique introduction to Irish Studies through the study of Belfast - Ireland's second city and the capital of Northern Ireland ? its history, culture and society, and relationship to the rest of the island and the wider world.
ANT7007 - Advanced Anthropological Methods - Core
ENG7163 - Literary Research Methods - Core
HAP7001 - Approaches and Debates in Research Design - Core
MHY7020 - Becoming an Historian - Core
SOC9012 - Approaches to Social Research - Core

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, who can also demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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