M.A. On Campus


DCU Drumcondra

12 months
15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Gain a deeper understanding of Ireland’s social, cultural, economic and political history from the Middle Ages to the present day. DCU Drumcondra's MA in History offers fresh perspectives on Ireland's journey from colony to independent state, on how Irish sovereignty has developed, on the centrality of land and landscape, and on the fluctuating fortunes of religion, language and gender. 


This History taught MA programme at DCU Drumcondra can be taken either in a full-time or part-time capacity. 

In the second year all students will be required to attend and participate in a research seminar and to complete a minor thesis. Students completing the M.A. programme in a full-time capacity will complete their thesis under the supervision of a designated member of the Department parallel with their taking the courses referred to earlier in this paragraph.

The object of the Historiography course is to foster intellectual self-awareness and to encourage participants to reflect on trends in the writing of History, so they can place their own research in its wider historiographical context.

The Methodology course aims to equip students in a practical way for the challenges posed by a research project. The special subject is intended to provide you with an opportunity to engage in a detailed and close fashion with a particular era in Irish History. You may choose your thesis topic from any period provided it is agreed with the Department.

The taught programme in history aims:

  • to deepen students´ knowledge and understanding of modern Irish history
  • to familiarise students with the major trends in Irish and international historiography
  • to develop students´ knowledge of research methods and their ability to locate and to interpret historical evidence
  • to enable students to apply the research and interpretative skills they have acquired in the identification and completion of an original research topic (minor thesis)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ireland in the Twentieth Century: Crisis, 
  • Continuity and Change
  • Historiography,
  • Ireland Since 1920 
  • Irish History
  • The Irish Revolution in a Revolutionary World
  • Gender and Society in Ireland since 1867

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an honours level 8 primary degree or equivalent (H2.2) in history or a cognate subject but appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University.
  • International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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