- Interdisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages
- Small group work
- Opportunity to pursue individual research interests
- The MA in Medieval Studies at University College Dublin provides an excellent basis for further research in the field and work in such related sectors as education, tourism, and cultural affairs. The organisational, interpretive and communication skills provided by this masters are valued across the professions.
- The MA in Medieval Studies is for students who wish to study the Middle Ages at a high level and across different disciplines. It aims to provide an education that is at the same time rigorous and wide-ranging, providing essential research skills while allowing students to choose from a variety of courses. Our students come from different academic backgrounds and choose a range of career paths. What they have in common is an interest in the medieval world, and an eagerness to explore different ways of investigating and understanding that world.
- We value an interdisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages: students are allowed to choose from relevant subjects in History, English, Irish, Archaeology, Languages, Classics and Music, from Ireland to Byzantium and from the fall of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance. We use complementary learning and assessment methods, culminating in a research dissertation. Students are introduced to research methods and skills in small groups, working with their peers; they attend classes on specialist subjects of their choice; they work with a supervisor on a dissertation subject. They are taught by specialists in their field and are encouraged to participate in the community of medieval scholars at UCD through seminars and reading groups. As such, it is a suitable preparation for intending to go on to a research degree or a professional career, or for those who simply want to extend their understanding of the medieval period.
- Dissertation (Medieval Studies)
- Approaches to the Middle Ages
- Irish Medieval Art & Architecture
- Early Medieval Europe: Social identity and Belonging AD 400-1100
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 61 other Masters in History in Ireland
- An upper second class honours degree (NFQ Level 8), or the overseas equivalent, in an Arts or Humanities discipline is required.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6 in each element), or equivalent.
International20500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7610 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7610 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU fee per year - €4,570
- Non-EU fee per year - €10,250
Living costs for Dublin
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