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Local History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The aim of the Local History course at University of Limerick is to systematically and coherently develop a range of historical research skills and thereby, further the historical understanding of local and regional communities and societies.

Overview

Reconstructing the life and dinnseanchas of local communities in the past fulfils a real need in people who identify with or belong to that locality.

Though long regarded primarily as the territory of the antiquarian and the leisured scholar, local history is moving in from the margins of university teaching and scholarship and there is a growing awareness that its practice can benefit from the broader paradigms and the research methods used in history and the human sciences.

Objectives

The aim of the Local History course at University of Limerick is to systematically and coherently develop a range of historical research skills and thereby, further the historical understanding of local and regional communities and societies.

Graduate Profile

The course should be of interest to primary and secondary teachers, librarians especially those working in local studies and reference department, archivists, staff in heritage centres, interpretative centres and museums.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation course: scope, sources and methods in local history
  • Reading the landscape: sources and methods in historical geography
  • Sources and cases in modern Irish society
  • Local studies, archaeology and material culture
  • The excluded voice
  • Methods and cases in oral history and bealoideas
  • Computing, databases and quantitative research in local history

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for EU students are accepted on a rolling basis

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
    • English language qualification if English is not your first language
    • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
    • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6764 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6764 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3104 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3104 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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