The modules available reflect the range of Irish Studies expertise across the university, and are designed to enable students to undertake research across a wide range of themes in and approaches to Irish Studies, to obtain research methods training in one or more disciplines, and to prepare to write a major dissertation in their chosen field of specialisation.
The aims of the programme are:
- To enable graduates to undertake interdisciplinary postgraduate studies in Irish Studies and gain various benefits:
- An advanced appreciation of the value of interdisciplinarity in Irish Studies.
- An advanced understanding and experience of relevant research methods and skills.
- An advanced appreciation of the value of academic approaches to some issues of historical and cultural debate and of contemporary public concern in Ireland.
- A deepened knowledge of specific themes in Irish Studies reflecting the student’s personal interests and research agenda.
The Institute is the oldest centre for Irish Studies research in the world (founded in 1965), and has strong links with Irish Studies centres and programmes in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and Australasia.
The Irish Studies programme at Queen's University Belfast provides students with an unrivalled opportunity to examine Ireland in its global contexts. With options from Literature, History, Politics, Anthropology, and Sociology. The MA allows students to pursue challenging cross-disciplinary themes such as heritage and identities, language and arts, peace and conflict, reflecting the rich cultural legacy of Ireland across the world. Students will explore the possibilities and opportunities in interdisciplinary work in one of the world’s leading centres of Irish Studies research.
Based in Belfast, we have unrivalled access to the people that were part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
The Institute supports a series of weekly research seminars and a number of annual research events in Irish Studies.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Advanced Anthropological Methods
- Literary Research Methods
- Approaches and Debates in Research Design
- Becoming an Historian
- Approaches to Social Research
- Advanced Anthropological Perspectives
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 485 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, who can also demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
International16900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6140 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900
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