Irish Studies


In Belfast City

£ 4,000 + VAT


  • Typology


  • Location

    Belfast city (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Start

    Different dates available


Missed the recent webinar?  The recording is now available to watch: Speaker -  Prof Peter Gray, Programme Director Click here to watch the recorded webinar. The aim of this MA in Irish Studies is to: Provide students with the methods and knowledge to undertake research Offer students a range of modules that will allow them to pursue challenging cross-disciplinary themes Explore the possibilities and tensions in inter-disciplinary work Introduce students to conceptual tools allowing them to explore, critically, aspects of Irish Studies Assist students in developing focused research and the skills necessary to write academic papers Why Queen's? The Institute has strong links with universities in the UK, Europe, the USA and Canada. Academics and scholars regularly avail of the Institute's facilities to conduct research. American and Canadian universities with whom the Institute has special relationships regularly send postgraduate students and participate in its ongoing programme. Share this course Share ""




Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in one of the disciplines specified above, who can 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. International Qualifications For information on...

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  • Irish

Course programme

Course Details

The MA is arranged into thematically-focused groups of modules to include culture, art and literature, political identity, conflict, politics and human rights. Students will take a number of compulsory and optional modules. One of the modules in the first semester must be a research methods course.

Some options may require that particular methods courses be taken or the student to have a particular academic background. The dissertation may be supervised by Institute staff or, subject to the agreement of the Head of School, by members of co-operating academic departments.

A wide variety of modules is available, arranged in thematic and conceptual groups. Current thematic areas include:

  • Ireland: Communities, Identities and Conflict
  • Ireland: Culture, Tradition and Heritage
  • Ireland: History and Politics
  • Ireland: Literature, Language and Art
  • Ireland: Peoples and Place

For detailed programme information please see the Irish Studies Gateway section on the School website.

Assessment & Feedback

Taught modules are assessed by a combination of examinations, written language assignments and creative practice. Students who have reached a pass in these will submit a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words) or a practice as research project, which will include a critical reflection of approximately 3,500 words.

Learning and Teaching

Additional information

Students of the Institute of Irish Studies go on to pursue careers not only as scholars, but also in the media, in the heritage sector and in business. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional...

Irish Studies

£ 4,000 + VAT