Medieval and Antiquity, M.A. | University of Galway | Galway, Ireland
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Medieval and Antiquity

12 months
16940 EUR/year
6980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Medieval and Antiquity at National University of Ireland, Galway ,unique in Ireland, provides students with a firm foundation in the study of European—including Irish—cultures, languages, and societies from Late Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.


About Medieval and Antiquity at National University of Ireland, Galway

Through small-group teaching by a team of international academics, it aims to equip students with the tools required to undertake innovative research using primary texts, images, manuscripts and other material objects from the period.

The course’s interdisciplinary requirements encourage students to view the past, across Europe as well as in Ireland, in a multi-dimensional way while they learn core linguistic and other technical skills necessary for academic research in the Late Antique and Medieval worlds.


Graduates in Medieval Studies who do not proceed to PhD research at universities like NUI Galway, TCD, Oxford, Durham, Leeds, or the universities of Toronto or Southern California have a reasonable expectation of finding employment in many walks of life, outside of academia. These include cultural and heritage development, library and museum studies, publishing and the book trade, print journalism, research consultancies, financial services, the civil service, teaching and administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aspects of Old & Middle Irish Literature
  • Medieval Latin for Beginners
  • Grammar of Old and Middle English
  • Medieval and Middle French
  • Palaeography

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Second Class Honours, Grade 1 BA, or a GPA of 3.3, or equivalent international undergraduate degree (at NFQ Level 8) in a relevant subject. Selection is based on an applicant’s academic record, academic references stating her or his potential for completing a research project, as well as samples of the applicant’s written work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16940 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16940 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6980 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /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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