Ulster University

Ulster University

Irish History and Politics

The programme offers the opportunity to study Ireland�s past in depth and at an advanced level; taught by active researchers and others who are specialists in their fields, it is designed to provide you with conceptual training across the various areas of history and society; it also offers the opportunity to focus the development of your research skills on, and within, your chosen sub-discipline. Postgraduates benefit from the lively programme of conferences, symposia and public lectures run by the School of English and History and other departments.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree (57 percent) or above degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications; North American applicants should have achieved letter grades of B or above, or a GPA score of 3.0 minimum; account will be taken of publications or other experience in writing and analysis.

Course modules

The emergence of Irish national identity; parliament in Irish history; migration and the politics of violence; the development of Ulster Unionism; religion, politics, and society in the 19th century Ireland; labour, nationalism, and Unionism; the MA is awarded on the basis of a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words; students may choose any topic of relevance to the course, provided a member of staff is willing to supervise it; students are introduced to research methods and supervised throughout the preparation of the dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules: Students are assessed on a 50/50 combination of essays and examinations; long modules: require 2 essays of about 2,500 words each, and involve a 3 hour examination; short modules: require 1 essay of about 2,500 words and a 2 hour examination.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,995 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

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028 7012 3456