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Irish Folklore and Ethnology

University College Dublin

12 months
Duration
20500 EUR/year
7610 EUR/year
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About

The MA Irish Folklore and Ethnology at the University College Dublin is a recently established programme which offers students the chance to acquire in-depth knowledge of a unique and vibrant aspect of Irish culture  –  that of oral tradition and folklore, representing the history and heritage of Ireland at vernacular level. 

Overview

Modules are available on a wide range of topics, including research theories, the study of oral narrative (storytelling), traditional music and song, fieldwork and archival methods, social tradition, popular belief systems, material culture, folk medicine, and Irish and European ethnology. The programme at the University College Dublin also offers students the opportunity to complete a Masters thesis or, for a limited number of students and where suitable work is available, the possibility of an internship in a related cultural body such as the National Folklore Collection.

Careers & Employability

  • Given the nature and reach of the subject, graduates in Irish Folklore and Ethnology can be found across a broad range of occupations and organisations, including heritage institutions, tradition archives, musuems and cultural bodies. Graduates have also found employment in teaching, research, the media and journalism. The MA in Irish Folklore and Ethnology can also act as a pathway to higher degrees in Irish Folklore, involving further in-depth research of a chosen topic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating Heritage
  • Museums and Heritage Policy
  • Scéalta Fiannaíochta 1300 – 1900 
  • An Béal Beo
  • Irish for Beginners

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In the normal course, entry requirements will consist of an undergraduate degree in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences with a minimum 2.1 or an equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.08 (NFQ Level 8). The School may also consider applicants with equivalent qualifications/professional experience for the Pathway Programme.
  • Applicants are required to submit original academic transcripts.
  • Applicants are also required to submit two references, preferably both relating to academic performance.
  • For applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, applicants will be required to submit a focussed statement of 500 words stating why this particular programme is right for the candidate at this point in their career (to be part of the online application).

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

    7610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7610 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,570
  • 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.

Funding

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