NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Masters in Medieval History is a full-time, taught programme running for 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programmes.

To be considered for registration an applicant will normally have;
(a) a primary degree of at least Second Class Honours Grade I level in a suitable subject or the equivalent,
(b) Applications from students with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree in a suitable subject may also be considered. These applicants may be requested to submit a proposal and/or attend an interview.
All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.

English Language Requirement
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent.

Programme Requirements
Students take modules to the value of 90 credits comprising of taught modules to the value of 45 credits (Part I) and a dissertation to the value of 45 credits (Part II).

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
HI6090 The Insular World in Text and Image (10 credits)
HI6091 Skills for Medieval Historians (10 credits)
HI6094 Historical Contexts for Medievalists (10 credits)

and either
LT6001 Beginners' Latin (15 credits)

or for students with prior qualifications in Latin, LT6005 Latin Project (10 credits) and one other 5 credit Latin module chosen in consultation with Staff, School of History.

or 15 credits from the following (in consultation with supervisor and with the approval of the MA coordinator)

AR2034 The Archaeology of Early Medieval and Viking Britain (5 credits)
AR3039 The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland (5 credits)
CC6001 Old Irish (10 credits) or CC6011 Continuing Old Irish (10 credits)
CC6008 Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research (10 credits)
CC6013 Field Trips to Early Christian Sites (15 credits)
CC6021 Devotion and Belief in Pre-Norman Ireland (10 credits)
CC6023 The Culture of Gender in Early Ireland (10 credits)
GR2031 The Rise of Christianity (5 credits)
HI2017 From Ireland to China: Travelling with Maps in the Middle Ages (5 credits)
HI2025 The Vikings (5 credits)
HI2031 Ireland and Rome: History, Culture and Contact (5 credits)
HI2038 The Tudors and Ireland (5 credits)
HI3051 Ireland and the Beginnings of Europe (5 credits)
HI3052 From Pagans to Christians (5 credits)
HI3122 Ritual and Space in the Late Middle Ages (5 credits)
LT2009 Reading Latin (5 credits)

[The availability of these options may vary on an annual basis.]

Part II
HI6100 History Dissertation (45 credits)
A dissertation of a maximum of 20,000 words must be submitted by a specified date in September.

Note: Texts will be studied in English translation.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Postgraduate Certificate in Medieval History
Candidates who pass at least 30 credits of taught modules may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Medieval History.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Programme Learning Outcomes for MA in Medieval History (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in Medieval History (NFQ Level 9, Minor award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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