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Irish, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Irish degree offered at Aberystwyth University offers you an exciting opportunity to engage with Irish language and literature through historical, social and intellectual approaches.

Overview

Irish degree offered at Aberystwyth University offer such a tremendous range of study options; consequently, you will be able to tailor your study to your interests perfectly.By studying the central canon of Irish texts, you will develop a sound knowledge of the language across a broad period.  You may also get to grips with relevant languages, including a comparative study of Scots and Irish Gaelic.  You will also be able to converse in these languages.

Along side this process, you will examine the subject from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives to sharpen your critical faculties and prepare to make your own contribution to the subject in your dissertation project.  You will do this by developing complex concepts within the field of study and apply to them the same critical and analytical rigour.  In developing, testing and coherently presenting your own argument, you will become a formidable academic of Irish literature.

Overview

This degree gives you the chance to gain a sound knowledge of Irish language and literature from the earliest Old Irish down to the modern day, working in small groups and studying a variety of prose and poetry texts in the original language. You will be encouraged to use a range of critical methods in approaching the material. You may choose to concentrate on certain periods, and there is the opportunity to study Scottish Gaelic and Comparative Celtic Philology, as well as to improve your fluency in Modern Irish.

Employability

Every element of the Aberystwyth Master’s in Irish enhances your employability.  Alongside the development of your subject-specific knowledge and experience, an especially noteworthy strength of this course is the emphasis on personal development.  As an emerging language specialist, your strengthened research and critical faculties will make you a strong candidate for any post where ideas and topics need research, analysis, discussion, expansion and classification.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Dissertation
  • Choose 120 credits of modules from a list

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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

International and EU applicants must meet our English Language requirements in addition to the academic criteria set out above. 

Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most Taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2:2). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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