12 months
20500 EUR/year
8240 EUR/year
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The MA in Public History at University College Dublin builds upon the well-established status of the School of History in the fields of commemoration and public history.  Students will examine both the theoretical and practical elements of public history through the programme.



  • Public History students graduating from this programme at University College Dublin will be equipped for careers in media, history, further academic study (PhD programmes), research, policy, heritage, and education (both within Ireland and abroad). 
  • The quality and versatility of MA programmes within the School of Public History has allowed its graduates to pursue careers in a wide range of professions including journalism, publishing, teaching, government, law, archives, public relations, and librarianship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Disseminating History
  • Public History: Practicing Public History
  • Practising Public History
  • Public History Internship Programme

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.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A primary degree in an appropriate field such as a Bachelor of Arts, or in a cognate discipline. You must supply details of any third level institutions you have attended and professional qualifications you have attained.
  • Excellent academic grades 2H1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA 3.2 NFQ Level 8. Transcripts will be required.
  • You will be asked to complete a supporting statement outlining your reasons and motivation for wishing to undertake  the course.
  • Two academic references from referees who are in a position to assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8240 EUR per year during 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,950
  • Non-EU fee per year - €10,250

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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