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Gaelic Literature, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
This programme aims to provide the student with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Gaelic literature. It treats of sources (manuscripts), literary texts from the Early Christian period to the modern, and emphasises the sense of place – local and international – that informs the historicity of Gaelic literature studies.

About

This programme is delivered online and in English.  It aims to provide the student with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Gaelic literature. It incorporates a strong historic and cultural perspective in order to ensure that a sense of context is present at all times. The cultivation, study and transmission of Gaelic literature from early-Christian to modern times will be presented as a continuous narrative across the various components of the programme. A highlight of the cross-module approach inherent in this course is the exposure of the student to the primary sources for Gaelic literature, especially manuscript sources in Ireland and abroad. Having established the linguistic and palaeographical foundation of practically all pre-20th-century Gaelic literature, the programme will proceed to address and develop the various themes and influences that feed into and inform this literature, including mythology, spiritualism, landscape and diasporic studies. The treatment of the development of Gaelic Ireland as an international entity, and the panoramic approach to the study of Gaelic literature over time, are innovative features of this programme.

Programme Structure

  • The social and cultural history of the Irish language, 1200-2000 (10 Credits)
  • The transmission and interpretation of Gaelic literature (10 Credits) 
  • Beginners Irish Language (10 Credits)
  • The phases of Gaelic literature (10 Credits)
  • Gaelic Ireland, 1600-2000 A.D : the International Dimension (10 Credits)
  • Placenames and Sense of Place in Gaelic Literature (10 Credits)
  • Women’s Poetry in Gaelic Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Successful applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at Second Honours Grade 1 level (or the equivalent). Candidates who hold a primary degree at Second Class Honours Grade 2 level will also be considered, based on the information provided in a supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the Department selection committee. For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3.2 is normally expected.Applicants must complete a short personal statment outlining their academic background and interests and reasons for applying to the programme.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    6996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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