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Course summary

Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its global relationships. The modules available reflect the range of Irish Studies expertise across the university, and are designed to enable students to undertake research across a wide range of themes in and approaches to Irish Studies, to obtain research methods training in one or more disciplines, and to prepare to write a major dissertation in their chosen field of specialisation. The aims of the programme are: • To enable graduates to undertake interdisciplinary postgraduate studies in Irish Studies and gain various benefits: • An advanced appreciation of the value of interdisciplinarity in Irish Studies. • An advanced understanding and experience of relevant research methods and skills. • An advanced appreciation of the value of academic approaches to some issues of historical and cultural debate and of contemporary public concern in Ireland. • A deepened knowledge of specific themes in Irish Studies reflecting the student’s personal interests and research agenda.

Modules

For more information please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/irish-studies-ma


How to apply

International applicants

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, who can also demonstrate relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may be required to submit a piece of written work in support of their application.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For tuition fee information relating to this course please see the University's Postgraduate Tuition Fee website - http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees

Sponsorship information

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/

Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast - UCAS