M.A. Online

History of the Family (Online)

University of Limerick

12 months
8590 EUR/year
6030 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.

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

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  • International

    8590 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8590 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6030 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6030 EUR per year during 12 months.


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