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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Irish Studies Irish (Gaeilge)

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of this MA in Irish Studies is to: provide students with the methods and knowledge to undertake research; offer students a range of modules that will allow them to pursue challenging cross-disciplinary themes; explore the possibilities and tensions in inter-disciplinary work; introduce students to conceptual tools allowing them to explore, critically, aspects of Irish Studies; assist students in developing focused research and the skills necessary to write academic papers. Students of the Institute of Irish Studies go on to pursue careers not only as scholars, but also in the media, in the heritage sector and in business. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Irish Studies Dissertation - a 15,000 word piece of original research supervised by a specialist member of staff

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in one of the disciplines specified above, who can demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queens University Belfast is an intellectual powerhouse spanning traditional humanities and social science subjects to innovative and cutting-edge areas in Creative Arts and applied professional studies. We have a long and proud international history of collaboration and partnership across our teaching and research activity which...more

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