Gaelic Literature

University College Cork


Course Name Gaelic Literature
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKD13 CKD14
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, Online
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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Duration CKD13: 1 year Full-time
CKD14: 2 years Part-time

This programme will be taught online.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Successful applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at Second Honours Grade 1 level (or the equivalent).

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Comment Who teaches this course
Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin
Dr. Cornelius Buttimer
Dr Aidan Doyle
Ms. Mairead Ni Loingsigh
Dr Isobel Ní Riain
Liam P. Ó Murchú
Dr Seán Ua Súilleabháin
Course Content

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This programme aims to provide the student with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Gaelic literature. It treats of sources (manuscripts), literary texts from the Early Christian period to the modern, and emphasises the sense of...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 90 credits.
Part I
Core Modules:
• GA6012 The social and cultural history of the Irish language, 1200-2000 (10 Credits)
• GA6013 The transmission and interpretation of Gaelic literature (10 Credits)

Elective Modules:
• G...

Assessment Method Continuous assessment based on assignments such as discussion papers and reaction-pieces. There will also be the possibility for group-assignments based on the online forum described above, and making maximum use of existing online facilities such as Blackboard.

End-of-module essays based on texts and text-critical material addressed in the course.

The submission of a 30-credit dissertation.
Number of Credits 90 Credits
Careers or Further Progression

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Equipped with an MA in Gaelic Literature, a student will be well positioned to pursue further postgraduate work in Celtic studies, and opportunities will also present for academic work in other medieval or modern liter...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Ken O Donnchu
00 353 21 490 2607

Ms. Siobhan Ni Dhonghaile
00 353 21 490 2607
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