Students take 90 credits in total.
Part I (60 credits)
Students take a total of 60 credits in Part I. Students take 25 credits in Core Modules and must select 35 credits from Elective Modules.
The choice of modules is made in consultation with the student's supervisor and is subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator.
CC6013 Field Trips to Early Christian Sites (15 credits)
CC6014 Independent Research: Early Christian Ireland (10 credits) or CC6021 Devotion and Belief in Pre-Norman Ireland (10 credits)
Note: CC6014 is a core module for those students who have previously studied Celtic Civilisation in UCC; all other students must register for CC6021.
Students who have not previously taken the following undergraduate modules may take up to 15 credits from:
AR3039 The Archaeology of the Early Irish Church (5 credits)
HI3051 Ireland and the Beginnings of Europe (5 credits)
HI3052 From Pagans to Christians (5 credits)
LT2009 Reading Latin (5 credits)
The remaining elective modules are to be chosen from the following:
CC6001 Old Irish (10 credits) or CC6011 Continuing Old Irish (10 credits)
CC6005 Research Seminar (10 credits)
CC6006 Special Topic (10 credits)
CC6019 Irish Pilgrimage and the Development of the Western Church (10 credits)
CC6020 Otherworlds and Afterworlds in the Medieval Irish Imagination (10 credits)
FL6001 Popular and Unpopular Culture: Festival, Ritual, Belief and Narrative (10 credits)
LT6001 Latin (15 credits)
Note: Students who take the core module CC6014 may not select the elective module CC6006. Students who have previously taken CC2001 may not select CC6019, and students who have previously taken CC3004 may not select CC6020.
Part II (30 credits)
CC6016 MA Dissertation (30 credits): The Dissertation, of 10,000-15,000 words, must be on a topic chosen in consultation with the Department.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards Book and for each module in the Book of Modules: http://www.ucc.ie/modules/index.html
Postgraduate Diploma in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity (NFQ Level 9, Major award)
Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, students may opt not to complete the thesis and exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master’s level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.
Postgraduate Certificate in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity(NFQ Level 9, Minor award)
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits (25 credits of which must be core modules), students may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity.
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules: