Early Irish Studies

Maynooth University


Course Name Early Irish Studies
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHX52
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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MA
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019
PAC Application Information

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Duration MHX52 1 year Full-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support

Postgraduate students are sometimes eligible for more than funding. Tax relief and some medical entitlements are also a possibility. You can find information about budgeting, medical entitlements and tax relief by visiting: www.maynoothuni...

Entry Requirements

Expand+A 2.1 in Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies in the BA or an equivalent qualification.

An interview will be part of the selection process.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary...


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Early Irish/Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge
The Department of Early Irish/Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge at Maynooth is a leading centre for the study of Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies, engaging in teaching and research in the literatur...

Course Content This MA enables students to explore and examine the rich tradition of early Irish literature and intellectual culture, from the early medieval period and the advent of Christianity until the coming of the Normans at the end of the 12th century. It also enables students to deepen their acquaintance with the language of the period, and to endow them with a set of research skills appropriate to work in this field.
Subjects Taught

This programme comprises two parts: taught modules (compulsory and elective modules) [60 credits] and a minor thesis [30 credits] [90 credits in total].

The compulsory taught modules focus on medieval Irish literature (20 credits), palaeography ...

Careers or Further Progression Successful completion of the Masters programme will equip the student for library work, various types of adult education, and employment in the heritage and related industries. Successful completion of the programme at a high level, with an appropriate degree of competence of Old and Middle Irish, will normally equip students to proceed to study for a PhD, a necessary qualification for an academic career.
Further Enquiries Contact us about this course
Programme Director
Prof David Stifter
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3710
Email: david.stifter@nuim.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/early-irish-sean-ghaeilge
Address: Department of Early Irish,
School of Celtic Studies,
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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