History - Local History

University College Cork


Course Name History - Local History
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code 93382 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
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 Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
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Duration 2 years Part Time.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 years.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €2,430 (Year 1); €2,430 (Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €6,630.

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Financial Support For funding and grant information please see: http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/cost/
Entry Requirements

A Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in History or a cognate subject, or its equivalent.

Candidates with relevant experience in local historical studies (e.g. membership of local historical socie...


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Coursework consists of a taught component of weekly evening lectures (Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30 p.m) and seminars in Year I.

The taught component will consist of lectures specially tailored to provide a practical guide to the wr...

Course Content Course Outline
The taught component (Part I) will provide a practical guide to the writing of Irish Local History, discussing the most effective use of the main sources (both public and private records, from the thirteenth century to the twentieth) from a historical perspective. Particular attention will be devoted to the historiographical dimension of research and to the changing relationship between local and national history.
Subjects Taught

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The programme addresses the following:

Semester 1: Sources for Irish Local History

Course Introduction
UCC Archives and Library Holdings
Cork City and County Archives and Library Holdings
Digital History
Medieval Irish H...

Assessment Method Evaluation is by a 5,000 word essay and continuous assessment in Part I, to be completed by 1 June in year one and a 25,000-30,000 word dissertation on an approved topic in Part II must be submitted by the end of year 2.
Further Enquiries Dr Donal O'Drisceoil
00 353 21 490 3048

Ms Maeve Barry
00 353 21 4902124
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