Medieval History, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
16400 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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The MA in Medieval History at University College Cork is a taught, one-year course that gives you the research skills to investigate and interpret the literary and artistic culture of the Middle Ages, particularly of early Ireland and Britain.


As part of the MA in Medieval History at University College Cork, our postgraduates create and publish an online exhibition. In the past, we have created exhibitions on the Book of Kells, the Luttrell Psalter, and medieval and early modern maps of Cork city.

Learning outcomes

You will encounter medieval sources that are being radically reinterpreted in the light of exciting new research by course lecturers. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in research skills while providing maximum freedom to follow your own research interests.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your own ability to engage with historical sources in writing your research dissertation, and to apply your knowledge in the working environment of a museum. You will also adapt your research and analytical skills to a variety of non-academic contexts or, alternatively, to undertaking further research.

Programme Structure


The taught modules in the MA are evenly spread across both the Autumn and Spring semesters, enabling you to balance your work commitments across the academic year, and to leave Semester Three for your research and the writing of your thesis.

  • Historical contexts for medievalists (Hi6088), is a module in which all the MA in Medieval History lecturers collaborate to provide you with a solid grounding in the field, and to give you foundation for the more specialised modules to follow.
  • Skills for medieval historians (Hi6091) is taught as a lecture/workshop series. This module involves field trips to different repositories, where you will experience the management and interpretation of the textual and material culture of the Middle Ages.
  • Latin course
  • Latin project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for registration an applicant will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a suitable subject or the equivalent. Applications from students with a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a suitable subject may also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). These applicants may be requested to submit a proposal and/or attend an interview.
  • All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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