History of the Family (Online)

University of Limerick

M.A. Online
12 months
12884 EUR/year
5912 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The central purpose of the MA in the History of the Family (Online) at University of Limerick is to combine the strengths of two traditions: that of the independent researcher into family history and that of established disciplines in history particularly the well developed sub discipline of the history of the family.


Program Details

The objective is a history that is fully contextualised, culturally significant and academically grounded. It will consist of six modules. The modules will run consecutively; three during semester one and two during semester two. Students wishing to attend summer school may take one of the Spring semester modules (People on the move: studying migration) on campus. Students are also invited to UL campus for orientation week.

Both on campus experiences are optional. Independent research will form the core of one module in the second semester and the dissertation (20, 000 words) will be completed and submitted at the end of August in year one with a Winter graduation. Students wishing to take the programme on a part-time basis over two years will complete the dissertation in year two of the programme.

The aim of the History of the Family (Online) programme is

  • To provide those interested in the history of the family with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the methodologies and concepts of the history of the family.
  • To contribute to and support each student's personal quest for intellectual and moral autonomy
This programme offered by University of Limerick will equip students with the necessary skills for careers in the heritage, archival or library sectors as well as careers in higher education and teaching in primary and post-primary schools.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to the History of Family
  • Sources & Techniques in the History of Family
  • Linking Families to Communities
  • People on the move: studying migration (available as summer school module)
  • Research Seminar in the History of the family
  • Dissertation 
  • People on the Move: Studying Migration

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable) 
    • English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language) 
    • A copy of your birth certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12884 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12884 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5912 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5912 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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History of the Family (Online)
University of Limerick


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