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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Applications are welcome in all aspects of Irish Studies but projects are particularly welcome in the following areas: bilingual and comparative studies of modern and contemporary Irish writing; the politics and practice of translation; historical cartography, colonial and imperial geographies; traditional Irish music and dance.
It is a requirement of all MLitt candidates at the Centre for Irish Studies that they adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their research.
MLitt (Irish Studies), full-time
MLitt (Irish Studies), part-time
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the head of discipline, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate. Candidates should have obtained an honours degree (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 [or equivalent international qualification] minimum).
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Dr. Michelle Comber—Archaeology of Irelands early historic period (approx. 5th to 12th century A.D.), especially its fine metalwork, economy, and settlement; ringforts and settlement
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 €3,491 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23
All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.
Dr. Louis De Paor
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What Our Students Say
Méabh Ni Fhuartháin | Irish traditional music and dance
The value of the Centre for all students as an interdisciplinary hub, drawing on a wide and expert knowledge base across the university, has been essential in my own development as a scholar. The egalitarian ethos of the Centre is especially apparent through the Meitheal graduate research group, a fortnightly opportunity to present work in progress to fellow students and staff from within the Centre and throughout the college. Additionally, the Irish Studies Seminar Series, also administrated by the graduate student body, offers a chance to hear a wide variety of visiting scholars. For me personally, one of the most fruitful aspects of my time at the Centre has been the full intellectual engagement of visiting scholars with students. The atmosphere created at the Centre for Irish Studies, of intellectual rigor and challenge, and the sense of community at Martha Fox House all serve to make being a graduate student highly rewarding on a personal and professional level, and in my case something which I am certain I would not have found elsewhere.