M.A. Online

Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online)

University of Limerick

12 months
15800 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
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The Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online) at University of Limerick provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. 


About Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online) at University of Limerick

Graduates of this programme attain a globally-recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice. The programme has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student’s intellectual and scholarly experience. The modules engage with contemporary issues in public history, including controversies, collaborations, and communications, all the time questioning: What does it mean? Why does it matter?

The online delivery provides prospective students employed in the areas of culture, heritage, education, tourism, local history and civic development, among others, with the opportunity to become part of an international public history community. In keeping with its community-building and peer-support ethos, this programme offers continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to those already working in public history (museums, archives, cultural heritage sites, or freelance), but is also designed to appeal to those seeking to work in this exciting field.


While graduates of this MA are well placed to pursue a multiplicity of career pathways, the programme will prove to be of particular value to

  • Graduates seeking to pursue a career in public history, in the heritage, education and tourism sectors
  • Practitioners of public history seeking theoretical and methodological upskilling
  • Those wishing to pursue doctoral research in this area

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public History: Theory & Practice
  • MA History Research Methodology
  • Graduate Seminar in Irish Cultural History
  • Digital Humanities
  • The Country House in Ireland:  Class, Gender & Culture
  • Writing Skills Methodology
  • People on the Move:  Studying Migration 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 12 months.


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