Applications should possess a primary degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. history, archaeology, geography, Irish studies) with at least second class honours (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants with approved equivalent qualifications, who have substantial experience in historical research or relevant professional experience may also be considered for admission.
Months of entry
The aim of the programme is to systematically and coherently develop a range of historial research skills and, thereby further the historial understanding of local and regional communities and societies.
Modules include: Foundation course: scope, sources and methods in local history; Reading the landscape: sources and methods in historical geography; Sources and cases in modern Irish society; Local studies, rchaeology and material culture; The excluded voice? Methods, cases in oral history and bealodeas; Computing, databases and quantitative research in local history; Dissertation.
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 criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
- Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
- Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
- TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
- IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
- English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
- GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
- University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
- GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Bernadette Whelan