University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7315 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This History programme at University College Dublin will deepen your understanding of the past and how it has been interpreted over time.  It will teach skills of interpretation, data analysis and presentation.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with an expert member of academic staff in the area of your interest.


  • Core modules addressing skills and methodologies relevant to History graduates at University College Dublin
  • A wide range of specialised modules
  • Research dissertation completed under the guidance of a member of academic staff


The quality and versatility of this MA has allowed its graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions including journalism, publishing, teaching, government, law, archives, public relations, librarianships. For students who wish to pursue an academic career, this MA is ideal preparation for the PhD.

This programme is aimed at students who wish to develop their analytical research and dissemination skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of the past, its societies and cultures. We value independent thinking, incisive criticism and reflective writing. We value a research-led and student-centred teaching environment. We emphasise intensive engagement with primary sources through physical and virtual archives. This engagement takes place in an atmosphere sustained by structured personal staff engagement as well as dynamic peer-learning. Individual supervisory meetings are a key element in the programme’s design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Disseminating History
  • Approaches to History
  • Introductory Latin
  • Introduction to Palaeography: Medieval and Early Modern Scripts
  • The Making of United States Foreign Policy From FDR to GWB
  • Origins of Modern Diplomacy
  • Reading and Writing Twentieth.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is intended for graduates with degrees in History or a cognate discipline. An upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent is required.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU          fee per year - € 4390
  • nonEU    fee per year - € 9950


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