Celtic Civilisation

University College Cork


Course Name Celtic Civilisation
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MACCIV
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
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Expand+Closing Date: Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June

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Duration 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €6,130; €3,130 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,130 (Year 2 Part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €16,400.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates should normally hold a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in a relevant discipline. Candidates who hold a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) will also be considered...

Comment The Masters of Arts in Celtic Civilisation is taught by members of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish.

All academic staff supervise postgraduates in their areas of scholarly interest.
John Carey
Kevin Murray
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
Course Content

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This course is concerned with the history of the Celtic peoples from central Europe to Ireland, and from the early Iron Age into the Middle Ages. The focus is on Ireland's affinities with the outside world: our European inheritance in...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits as follows:
Part I
• CC6001 Old Irish (10 credits)
• CC6011 Continuing Old Irish (10 credits)

(Part-time students who register for CC6001 in year 1 may in year 2 substitute one elective modules with CC6011)


Assessment Method The taught modules are generally assessed by continuous assessment and by end-of-year examinations. In paleography and the supervised-study modules, assessment is by essay/project while in the research presentation, public delivery to an academic audience is also assessed. The MA dissertation is graded by an external examiner.

Full details and regulations governing examinations for each course will be contained in the Marks and Standards Book and for each module in the Book of Modules.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
An MA degree in Celtic Civilisation, besides preparing you for further study in the field of Celtic Studies, can also provide an additional qualification — and a mark of distinction — for students pursuing advanced degrees in such fields as classics, English, history or medieval studies. It is also a useful qualification for those seeking employment in the heritage and broadcasting sectors.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh
+ 353 21 490 2342

Ms. Ciara Ní Churnáin
+353 (0)21 490 3360
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