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How to Apply

How to Apply

Application for all EU programmes is on-line through UCC's application system.

International/Non-EU Applicants should contact the International Education Office and to make an application please click here

EU Applicants should consult the Graduate Studies Office website.

All  MA; MRes; MPhil; PhD applicants in the School of History must consult with the relevant course co-ordinator/prospective supervisor prior to application to discuss/confirm their proposed research area and to nominate their supervisor.  Contact details and research areas of all staff are available on our website under ‘Staff’. 


MA applicants should follow the procedures at the following link on the Graduate Studies website, where they will find a link to each MA in the School of History:

Please note that before completing the online application, intending candidates are required to consult with the programme co-ordinator to discuss/confirm their proposed research area. 

Additional Requirements (All MA Applicants)

You will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following:

  • Work Experience. You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.
  • Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.
  • Briefly describe a research proposal which may form the basis of your dissertation.
  • Please submit a copy of a short analytical/critical/report/creative writing sample or essay (1,000 words approx.)
  • Please add the name and email address of 2 referees.
  • Proof of Identification and Transcripts may also be requested.
  • Whereby an applicant holds a 2:2 degree they can be requested to submit a more detailed proposal and/or attend an interview.

 For full details of the MA application procedure go to the Graduate Studies website;


MRes/MPhil/PhD applicants must nominate a supervisor and submit a typed proposal with their online application.  The proposal consists of 1,500-2,000 words of the proposed research area, which should include, as far as possible, aims, objectives, research questions and an outline of the literature and pertinent sources. In order to do this, intending candidates must consult with the relevant staff member/supervisor prior to submitting their application form and proposal.  Your application will not be accepted unless the proposal is included. Contact details and research areas of all staff are available here

For full details of the MRes (Masters in Research) procedure go here.

For full details of the Masters Research (MPhil) procedure go here.

For full details of the PhD procedure go to


Application Dates and Information can be viewed on the following link: PG Taught Application Dates | UCC | University College Cork


After July late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity. 

Applicants from outside of EU, UK, EEA, Switzerland: Information may be found on the International Office Website

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. 

There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants

School of History

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Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.