Irish Mythology and Folklore, M.A. | Online | University College Cork | Ireland
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Irish Mythology and Folklore

12 months
7400 EUR/year
4930 EUR/year
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MA Irish Mythology and Folklore at University College Cork, explores Irish tradition, focussing both on the earliest and the most recent sources: medieval tales evoking the pre-Christian past; and the folklore of the last few generation. 


Although there are courses in Mythology and Folklore at other universities, MA Irish Mythology and Folklore, offered by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish and the Department of Folklore & Ethnology at University College Cork is the only postgraduate course in the world that is specifically dedicated to the myths and folklore of Ireland.

Besides its relevance for anyone with an interest in Irish culture, the course’s approach focusses on various key areas: the existence in Ireland of a rich medieval literature — the oldest in Europe.


An MA in Irish Mythology and Folklore at University College Cork is an ideal qualification for those wishing to pursue careers in sectors such as education, academia, heritage, librarianship, local history, broadcasting and media, creative arts, culture, archives, museums and cultural bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Tales of Kings & Heroes in Medieval Ireland 
  • Celtic Paganism & its Irish Legacy: The Medieval Evidence 
  • Gender Perceptions in Medieval Ireland (10 credits)
  • Doing Irish Folklore: Archival Collection & Dissemination, Past & Present 
  • The Gaelic Otherworld: Stories &Theories 
  • Feminine Genealogies from Myth to Folklore
  • Dissertation in Irish Mythology 
  • Dissertation in Irish Folklore 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Successful applicants will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or the equivalent.
  • Candidates who hold a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) will also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), based on the information provided in a supplementary statement and/or interview.
  • For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3.2 is normally expected.
  • Applicants must complete a short personal statement outlining their academic background and interests and reasons for applying to the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4930 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4930 EUR per year during 12 months.


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