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
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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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- 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).
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Modern History View 11 other Masters in Modern History in Ireland
- 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.
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