Ulster University

Ulster University

Irish History and Politics

The course offers a programme of study that is broad-ranging in terms of its coverage of Ireland since 1500. There is also the opportunity to look at Ireland comparativley. We have thematic and conceptual specialisms in social, political and cultural history; comparative and transnational histories; and the history of migrations and diasporas. If you join us you will be taught by leading authorities in these fields and will gain advanced level training in historical methods, theories and theory and ideas relevant to the study of this island's past. Overall we provide an excellent foundation for further study; a bridge to new employment opportunities; and a fundamentally valuable cultural and educational experience. We work with local history and cultural sector practitioners from museums, archives, and libraries, and these people contribute to our programme and enhance your experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have gained an upper second-class Honours degree or better in History or a related discipline. Applicants may alternatively hold an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or an approved alternative qualification. They must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by written essays, presentations and a long piece of extended writing (the dissertation).

Sponsorship information

DELNI; ESF.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Arts
Telephone number: 
028 7012 3373