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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Irish Studies Irish (Gaeilge)

Course type


Course Summary

The International Summer School in Irish Studies will examine the history and influence of our island on the world and uses this to gain a greater perspective on the planet we share. Lectures and seminars are given by internationally-acclaimed scholars on various aspects of the study of Ireland, including literature, history, politics, anthropology, geography, film and theatre, language and music.

The programme include a series of field trips to sites across Northern Ireland, including programme specific trips to the poet Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace, the birthplace of St Patrick, Downpatrick and the city of Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.

Ideal for students who want an immersive experience studying the history, heritage, culture, politics, language and literature of the island of Ireland, with a unique Irish-British perspective.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


4 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£2,900 Tuition and Premium En Suite Accommodation

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£2,900 Tuition and Premium En Suite Accommodation

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement for admission to a Master's degree is a Second Class Honours degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland (ROI) Higher Education Provider or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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