The MA Degree in Local History is a part-time programme and runs for 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. It is run on a cyclical basis and is due to commence again in September 2012. Coursework consists of a taught component of weekly evening lectures and seminars in Part I, concentrating on historiographical and research issues.
In order to be admitted to the MA in Local History an applicant must an honours degree in History or a cognate subject, or its equivalent. Candidates with relevant experience in local historical studies (e.g. membership of local historical societies and/or heritage groups, publications, etc.) are also invited to apply. Such candidates are subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
In Part I, Year I students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits. Students will also undertake work on the dissertation to the value of 15 credits during Year 1 which meets the satisfaction of the Programme Board. In Part II, Year 2 students complete a research dissertation of 25,000-30,000 words to the value of 60 credits.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
Part I - Year 1
HI6028 Independent Research I (5 credits)
HI6029 Independent Research II (5 credits)
HI6030 Perspectives on Local Cork History (10 credits)
HI6031 Local History Research: Sources and Methods (10 credits)
Students undertake workload to the value of 15 credits on the thesis which will be assessed at the end of Year 2.
Part II - Year 2
HI6027 Research Dissertation (60 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2013 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
See also Regulations for the Degree of MA.
Programme Learning Outcomes for MA in Local History (NFQ Level 9, Major award)
On successful completion of this programme students should be able to: