Taught course

English (Irish Writing, Theories & Traditions)

University College Cork · Department of English

Entry requirements

Candidates must have achieved an honours standard in an approved primary degree or possess such other qualifications as may be deemed suitable by the Head of Department, following consultation with the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee. All applications must also be approved by the relevant faculty. In addition to applying online, the selection committee for the MA in the Department of English, University College Cork attaches strong importance to the supplementary form and the 500 word personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

This course (CKE28) aims to provide an integrated analysis of the field of Irish literature in English from 1800. The first part of the course addresses the theoretical models and principal conceptions which have governed critical and scholarly approaches to the texts up to the present. The second part develops interpretations of the writing itself. Informed by these models and conceptions, a sequence of seminars discusses traditions of Irish writing, addressing a number of key texts and critical issues at different historical moments

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Eibhear Walshe