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Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online) MA programme at University of Limerick provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. 

Overview

This Public History and Cultural Heritage (Online) programme at University of Limerick has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student’s intellectual and scholarly experience. 

 The programme offers a globally-recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice and provides opportunities to expand industry/academia partnerships. 

The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors of the economy, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. It will appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As an online programme it provides prospective students complete flexibility.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone currently, or interested in, practising history in the public domain, especially in the cultural heritage sector.
  • The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice.
  • It will also appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As a fully online programme, it provides prospective students flexibility in learning; some modules are also available on campus (blended).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to 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 

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
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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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

  • 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12510 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5741 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5741 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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