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Local History

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

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About

People living and working in a particular locality during a specific period provide the focus of this Local History course from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Local history is less about the events of national history, such as war or elections as they occurred in a particular locality, and more about the unique circumstances and events in the lives of ordinary people.

Overview

Offered jointly by faculty from the Department of History in Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History at the University of Limerick, this two-year, part-time Local History course from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick meets the needs of graduates in history, or in related disciplines (e.g. Irish studies, human geography, archaeology or anthropology) who wish to carry out historical research, especially in relation to a particular locality.

During the first year students attend lectures and seminars at UL and MIC on Wednesday evenings during the two 12-week semesters. In the second year, the students complete a dissertation of approximately 18,000 words.

Key themes in the programme include:

  • The goals of local history; strengths and weaknesses
  • The relationship between local, regional and national histories
  • Evaluating sources: versatility, limitations and applications
  • Events in local histories: descriptions, narrative and analysis
  • The use of numerical and cartographic data in local history
  • Sources in local and national archives
  • Using oral evidence and beáloideas in local history
  • Using material culture and historical archaeology in local history

Programme Structure

People living and working in a particular locality during a specific period provide the focus of this course. Local history is less about the events of national history, such as war or elections as they occurred in a particular locality, and more about the unique circumstances and events in the lives of ordinary people.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • This programme has an intake of students every two years; the next intake will be in the following yeara (i.e. there is no intake in the current year).

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a primary degree in a relevant discipline such as history, archaeology, geography or Irish Studies, with at least second-class honours.
  • Applicants with approved equivalent qualifications who have substantial experience in history research (such as appropriate publications) or relevant professional or work experience may also be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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