Irish Studies

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Irish Studies
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 26578 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry Year: 2022
Application Date

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Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 12th August 2022 fo...

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Duration 1 academic year full-time or 3 academic years part-time.

Teaching Times
Dependant on modules picked
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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ireland, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants who hold a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject with evidence of study of Ire...

Number of Places 30 (full-time), 30 (part-time).
Course Content

Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its global relationships.

The modules available reflect the range of I...

Subjects Taught

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Our Irish Studies courses range from the poetry of Seamus Heaney to the politics of contested parades in today's Northern Ireland; from the literature of the Medieval sagas and the Gaelic Revival to the controversies around colonial...

Assessment Method Assessment
Assessment is continuous throughout the course of study.

A combination of written assignments and class participation. Students who have reached a pass in these will submit a dissertation.
Written language assignments.
Dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words)
Careers or Further Progression

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Students of the Institute of Irish Studies go on to pursue careers not only as scholars, but also in a wide range of occupations, including the media, in the heritage sector, public administration and in business.


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