Irish - Old & Middle Irish

NUI Galway


Course Name Irish - Old & Middle Irish
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 1OMI1 1OMI2
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
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters MA
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Duration 1OMI1: 1 year, full-time; 1OMI2: 2 years part-time.
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Tax Relief
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Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent, Second Class Honours or equivalent. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Number of Places 15

1. You gain a thorough grounding in the native language of medieval Ireland and a deep understanding of its deservedly famous literature.

2. If your background is in Modern Irish, this course will open...

Course Content Your Course
The MA in Old and Middle Irish is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the Irish language and literature of the period c. 600–c. 1200. It is aimed at those who already have a good basic knowledge of Irish (medieval or modern) or another Celtic language and, in exceptional circumstances, at those who have an appropriate other background to undertake the study of Old and Middle Irish from the beginning.
Subjects Taught The programme offers taught modules in the following:
• Grammar of Old and Middle Irish;
• Literary History 600–1200;
• Close Reading of Medieval Irish Texts;
• History, Scholarship and Culture in Medieval Ireland;
• Comparative Celtic Linguistics.
Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates have found employment in teaching and academic research, publishing and the print and electronic media, and have developed careers in the interpretation and management of culture and heritage. The programme provides...

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