Taught course

History of the Family

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a primary degree with at least second-class honours, in a relevant discipline such as History, Archaeology, Geography, or Irish Studies. Applicants with approved equivalent qualifications who have substantial experience in the History of Family (such as appropriate publications), or relevant professional experience may also be considered for admission. It is essential that applicants applying for the Online MA must be computer literate and have access to broadband internet.

Months of entry


Course content

Semester 1: Introduction to the History of the Family; Sources and Techniques in the History of the family; Linking Families to Communities.
Semester 2: People on the Move: Studying Migration; Research Seminar in the History of the Family; Dissertation I; Dissertation II.
Summer School: Optional on the online programme (People on the Move: Studying Migration).

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12/24 months

Course contact details

Dr Ciara Breathnach
+ 353 061 213166