University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Irish Studies

The research interests and activities of individual members of staff cover a wide range of topics: Early Irish history; modern history and politics; language and literature; drama; women�s studies; cultural geography; Northern Ireland; religion and identity; and Irish Republicanism. Recent research topics include: Migration in Irish drama, 1960-2000; the representation of the Great War in the poetry of Irish women; 20th century history of Irish informers; the social and cultural geography of contemporary Newbridge, Co. Kildare since 1983; EU funding for the management of archaeological monuments in Ireland and England; mass rocks and Catholic identity, 1690-1750; Irish contemporary crime writing; Sinn Fein and the media; Vikings of the Irish Sea and early modern piracy.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in an appropriate area of study. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A-level English Language. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Sponsorship information

students are encouraged to apply to external funding bodies such as the AHRC; advice and support is available from the Institute of Irish Studies; in addition, a limited departmental bursary fund to assist towards fees is available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,196 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,669 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,196 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time £ 1,199 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,199 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

Key information

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