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Public History and Cultural Heritage

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
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16868 EUR/year
9097 EUR/year
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About

The Public History and Cultural Heritage programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed to provide students with a rigorous grounding in public history and to prepare high-calibre graduates in a unique and thorough fashion for the management of cultural heritage. We define ‘public history’ and ‘cultural heritage’ broadly.

Overview

Course Description

The Public History and Cultural Heritage programme of Trinity College Dublin involves analysis of cultural memory, its construction, reception and loss; and study of the public status and consumption of history in modern society. Political issues surrounding public commemoration and ‘sites of memory’ are examined and the role of museums, galleries and the media in shaping public perceptions of the past is considered. 

The course also surveys the more concrete questions involved in the conservation, presentation and communication of the physical heritage of past cultures, particularly where interpretation and meaning are contested.

The course is taught in collaboration with the leading cultural institutions located in Dublin and several organisations offer internships to students. In recent years participating bodies have included Dublin City Gallery; Dublin City Library and Archive; Glasnevin Trust; Hugh Lane Gallery; The Little Museum of Dublin; Marsh’s Library; the National Gallery of Ireland; the National Library of Ireland; the National Museum of Ireland; and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Programme Structure

  • The course comprises a core module, entitled Remembering, Reminding and Forgetting: Public History, Cultural Heritage and the Shaping of the Past, which runs across both terms. A suite of term-long electives is available on substantive themes.
  • A three-month internship, located in one of our collaborating institutions, runs throughout the second term.
  • Practitioner workshops are also held in the second term and provide an opportunity for national and international ‘public historians’ to discuss their work with the class. In any given year this may include novelists, artists, museum directors, or heritage and tourism policymakers.
  • The course concludes with the production of a dissertation or major project, individually supervised by an member of staff.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area.
  • Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16868 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16868 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9097 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9097 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time fees:

  • EU/EEA: 5,951 EUR
  • Non-EU/EEA: 9,575 EUR

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.

Funding

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