The breakdown for this course is 60 credits relating to taught modules and 30 credits relating to the thesis.
Participants of the European History programme at Maynooth University are offered a mix of required and optional modules. Compulsory taught modules familiarise participants with significant contributions to the field and major historiographical debates in early modern and modern European history from 1500 to the present, including genocide, colonialism, the European Union and the role of the state in the production of historical knowledge. Participants can also choose optional modules from other taught MAs and may undertake language courses.
Participants commence independent consultations with their supervisor on a proposed thesis during the first semester, concentrating on research and writing for the minor thesis in the second. A total of 30 credits are awarded for the thesis, with an option to conduct additional independent readings guided by their supervisor.
MA participants are also encouraged to collaborate with fellow postgraduates and departmental staff at social occasions, seminars and conferences. There are limited opportunities for well-qualified candidates to act as a tutor in the undergraduate programme, enabling them to gain valuable teaching experience.
Assessment is through a mix of written assignments, in-class participation and presentations. Participants also develop an extended thesis on a topic agreed upon with the supervisor and subject to departmental guidelines. For the thesis, emphasis is on independent study in close consultation with the supervisor. Taught modules are conducted during the week according to the regular student timetable.
A taught Masters degree in European History equips students with a sound basis for pursuing an advanced research degree (e.g. PhD), or careers in education, journalism, the civil service, academia, research and arts administration, both in Ireland and the European Union more generally. Many have gone on to pursue careers or further education in the arts and heritage sector, in galleries, libraries, museums, archives and cultural institutions. This qualification can also be of use in diplomatic service, politics, law, public relations and public administration including with EU bodies.
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- Skills and methods in history
- Master's thesis preparation
- Readings in modern european history
- Philosophy of history
- Historiography Of Modern Europe
- Modern Warfare
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 14 other Masters in Modern History in Ireland
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- Students who have an honours degree with a 1:1, a 2.(i) or high 2.(ii) grade in History before the programme begins will be offered a place. Other applications will be considered depending on available spaces.
- Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.