Early & Medieval Irish, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
Duration
18700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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About

This Early & Medieval Irish course at University College Cork is concerned with Early Irish language and literature in the period from 600AD to 1200AD, and focuses on the study of language, grammar, texts, and their historical and literary contexts. 

Overview

Students are encouraged to develop their skills in close reading of sources, and in close analysis of the medieval Irish language. 

You will also have the opportunity to study medieval Welsh and Latin, and to take advanced courses in literary studies, palaeography, and textual editing. Provision has been made for supervised independent research to allow you to broaden and deepen your scholarly interests, while a 20,000-word thesis gives scope to postgraduates to complete a significant piece of work in a specific area of interest.

Career

An MA degree in Early & Medieval Irish at University College Cork, besides preparing you for further study in the field of Celtic Studies, can also provide an additional qualification — and a mark of distinction — for students pursuing advanced degrees in such fields as classics, English, history or medieval studies. It is also a useful qualification for those seeking employment in the heritage and broadcasting sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Irish Texts
  • Medieval Welsh
  • Research Seminar
  • Special Topic
  • Research Presentation
  • Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research
  • Continuing Old Irish

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should normally hold a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent in Early and Medieval Irish, Celtic Civilisation or Gaeilge. Graduates from cognate disciplines will also be considered. 
  • Candidates who hold a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) will also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning subject to the approval of the programme selection committee.
  • All potential candidates must have previously studied Medieval Irish at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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