History, M.A. | DCU Drumcondra | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
15000 EUR/year
7400 EUR/year
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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. 


The combination of the disciplines of History and Geography in our school is unique in Ireland.

Through our innovative and dynamic teaching, you’ll gain rich insights on Ireland’s fascinating historical story and its broader international context; both are essential to understand the world today and how our future is being shaped.

As a student of the MA in History from DCU Drumcondra, you will develop many aptitudes attractive to employers. These include independence of thought; the capacity to marshal, evaluate and communicate complex ideas and information; robust research and analytical skills; reflective writing, presentation and project management skills.

Programme Aims and Objectives

  • Acquire specialist knowledge and understanding of the complexities of modern Irish history and historical geography
  • Enhance your critical, analytical and interpretative skills
  • Develop the ability to plan, research and write a substantial original research project
  • Cultivate transferrable skills of independent thinking, analysis, communication, organisation and time management

Potential Careers

The MA in History is highly versatile and our graduates progress to a variety of careers in sectors such as education, university and arts administration, business, consultancy, the civil service, the heritage sector, journalism, media and publishing. Some advance to doctoral research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interpretation and Argument in History Writing
  • Research Methods
  • Ireland in the Twentieth Century: Crisis, Continuity and Change
  • Ireland’s Landscapes: from Plantation to Celtic Tiger
  • 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




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, in History or a cognate subject.
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • All Applicants must apply through DCU's Student Application Portal.
  • Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
  • Provide a 500-750 word (max) personal statement including:
  • (i)   Why you wish to study the programme;
  • (ii)  What in your record and experience makes you suitable for the MA in History programme;
  • (iii) The impact which you expect the MA would have on your future career.
  • Please also include your CV.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time

  • EU Status Fee Part-time: €4,000 Per Annum
  • Non EU Fee Part time: €7,400 Per Annum

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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