Irish Studies, M.A. | Babes-Bolyai University | Cluj-Napoca, Romania
24 months
2760 EUR/year
545 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Founded two decades ago at Babes-Bolyai University, the MA in Irish Studies has in its history fostered excellence in teaching and research, within the Department and outside of it. 



It represents a model of how to organize and develop studies in an area that seems a niche, but in fact provides ample ground for wide-ranging cultural analysis and scholarship. Its relevance has been strengthened in time, it being the only programme of its kind in Romania and this part of Europe, and it has helped mould numerous young academics who have gone on to do research and teach in the country and abroad. The Irish Studies programme, we believe, continues to be a flagship for the Faculty of Letters. With it, the Babes-Bolyai University and Cluj more generally have become a hotspot for the appreciation of Irish culture, and this is a trait that I hope will continue in the years to come.

The team is working to develop the programme, broaden and improve the curriculum, start research projects and welcome academic input from outside. To cite just an example, the connection with the University of Notre Dame represents a springboard for what we think will be fruitful future projects. 

Programme Structure


  • With the continued help of the Irish Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs, of other partner universities, we are planning to bring over to Cluj professors, writers, artists and students from Ireland, but also from other centres that focus on Irish studies in Europe and throughout the world.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduation exam grade 
  • undergraduate grade average 
  • grade for the research proposal submitted to the admission board

Candidates applying for the MA in Irish Studies will submit a written research proposal (1800-2000 words, including a list of 5-10 cited works) addressing a topic related to the following study areas: Irish mythology, Irish literature, Irish film, Irish media, Irish history. Some of the possible topics that may be developed in these research proposals are listed below, and so is an indicative bibliography, which may be of use to the prospective candidates. Research proposals will be assessed in terms of their: 

  • relevance to the field of Irish Studies 
  • originality and innovative stance 
  • strength of the arguments 
  • coherence and feasibility of the project 
  • clarity of expression and language accuracy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2760 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    545 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA: 2700 lei / year 
  • NON-EU: 230 EUR / month

Living costs for Cluj-Napoca

1840 - 2870 RON /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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