Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

The Department of Early and Medieval Irish offers many taught and research programmes at postgraduate level. Click on the People and Publications page to see more detail about the research activities of staff members. For an informal discussion about postgraduate study with us, contact the Head of Department, Prof. John Carey (j.carey@ucc.ie). Formal applications for entry to a research degree must be made through the Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences. Programmes on offer are:

  • Higher Diploma in Arts (Celtic Civilisation)
  • MA in Celtic Civilisation
  • MA in Early and Medieval Irish
  • MA in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity
  • MA in Irish Studies (in conjunction with other Departments)
  • MPhil in Celtic Civilisation
  • MPhil in Early and Medieval Irish
  • PhD in Celtic Civilisation
  • PhD in Early and Medieval Irish

 

The following taught programmes at Postgraduate level are available in the Department:

Higher Diploma in Arts - Celtic Civilisation
MA in Celtic Civilisation, see also MA Celtic Civilisation brochure (1,260kB) [PDF]
MA in Early and Medieval Irish, see also MA Early and Medieval Irish brochure (1,100kB) [PDF]
MA in The Beginnings of Irish Christianity, see also MA Beginnings of Irish Christianity brochure (1,257kB) [PDF]

The departmental staff contribute to: MA in Irish Studies

The list of modules available in the Postgraduate Taught Programmes is available at Module descriptions

UCC Book of Modules

The following research programmes are available in the Department:

MPhil. / PhD

Details of Flexi-Options are available here:

Postgraduate Flexi-Options

Ms Riona Doolan, PhD Student: 'Arson in Medieval Ireland: An Analysis of the Sources' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

Mr Philip Robert Healy, PhD Student: 'Unwilling Guests: Hostages in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland' (Supervisors: Prof. Máire Herbert and Dr David Edwards, School of History).

Ms Catherine Ostrander, Phd Student: 'Forging Dynasties: The rise of Diarmait Mac Cerbaill' (Supervisor: Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh).

Mr Michael Sean Ó Geallabháin, PhD Student: 'Téarmaíocht an Cheoil i Litríocht na Gaeilge 800-1800 A.D.' (Supervisors: Prof. Máire Herbert and Dr Seán Ua Suilleabháin, Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge).

Mr Tadhg Ó Síocháin. PhD Student: 'The Presentation of Caoilte in Medieval Gaelic Sources' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

Ms Ilona Tuomi, PhD Student: 'Charms and Charming in Early Medieval Ireland: the Written Environment and the Ritual Performance of the St. Gall Incantations' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2016: Dr Ken O'Donoghue. PhD thesis: 'Comthóth Lóegairi co Cretim 7a Aided: Eagrán maille le hAnailís Liteartha agus Teanga’ (Supervisor: Kevin Murray).

2016: Ms Maria Hallinan. MA dissertation: ‘The Status of Non-Noble Freemen in Early Medieval Ireland: A Study of Críth Gablach, Uraicecht Becc and Míadṡlechtae’ (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2016: Ms Catherine Kane. MA dissertation: ‘Emerging from the Cave: A study of the cave or síd of Crúachan in Early Irish Literature (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2016: Mr Cian Ó Cionnfhaolaidh. MA dissertation: ‘Feis Tighe Chonáin: A window on the medieval Fiannaigheacht tradition’ (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2016: Mr Jim Reid. MA dissertation: ‘The Nature of Gaelic Historical Tradition: The Problem of the Déisi’ (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2016: Mr Austin Rushnell. MA dissertation: ‘Saints' Books as Relics in Early Medieval Ireland’ (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2016: Ms Courtney Selvage. MA dissertation: ‘A Structural and Legal Analysis of Cáin Adomnáin’ (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2016 Mr Trenton Whitt. MA dissertation: ‘Ancient Ireland: A Comparison of the Early History and Pseudohistory of Ireland as it is Preserved in the Earlier Pseudohistorical Texts and Annals up to 432 A.D.’ (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2015: Ms Nathalie Schneider. PhD thesis: 'Saint, Martyr, Killer of Christ? The Legend of Longinus in Medieval Irish Tradition' (Supervisor: Prof. Máire Herbert).

2015: Ms Emily Twomey. MA dissertation: 'An Intertextual Analysis: Scéla Cano meic Gartnáin' (Supervisor: Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh).

2015: Ms Catherine Ostrander. MA dissertation: 'Bringing Down Tara: Tracing the dual lines of transmission of Aided Diarmata meic Cerbaill' (Supervisor: Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh).

2015: Mr Jody Buckley-Coogan. MA dissertation: 'Recholl Breth: Aistriúchán agus Anailís' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2015: Dr Michelle Therese Doran. PhD thesis: 'Textual Criticism and Medieval Irish Literature' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2015: Dr Marie-Luise Theuerkauf. PhD thesis: 'The Celtic Dragon Slayer: A Literary Analysis of Tochmarc Emire in Connection with Tristan et Iseut' (Supervisors: Prof. John Carey and Prof. Grace Neville, Department of French).

2015: Dr Fangzhe Qiu. PhD thesis: 'Narratives in Early Irish Law Tracts' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2014: Ms Katherine McIvor. MA dissertation: 'Bretha for Techt Medbae: Edition and Analysis' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2014: Ms Gunnhildur Jonatansdottir. MA dissertation: 'An Edition and Translation of the Dinnshenchas of Dún Crimthain' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2014: Mr Tomás Ó hAodha. MA dissertation 'Carn Uí Néit agus an Dindshenchas' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2014: Dr Nicole Volmering. PhD thesis: 'Medieval Irish Vision Literature: A Genre Study' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2013: Mr Tadhg Ó Síocháin. MA dissertation: 'Scéal Ab Dhroimeanaigh: Eagrán Leathdhioplómaitiúil mar aon le Tráchtaireacht Liteartha, Anailís Teanga agus Aistriúchán Béarla' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2013: Mr Mathew Alexander Clements. MA dissertation: 'The Role of Raiding in Medieval Irish Literature and Society.' (Supervisor: Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh).

2013: Dr Heather Colleen Key. PhD thesis: 'Between the Worlds: Otherworld Women as Intermediaries in Early Irish Literature' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2013: Dr Gavin Dillon. PhD thesis: 'Betha Cholmáin maic Luacháin: An Ecclesiastical Microcosm of the Twelfth-century Irish Midlands' (Supervisor: Prof. Máire Herbert).

2012: Ms Martina Ní Mheachair: MA dissertation: 'De Gabail int Shída: An Edition and Literary Analysis' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2012: Ms Josephine O’Connell: MA dissertation: ‘Airem Muinntari Finn and Anmonna Oesa Fedma Find: Manuscripts, Scribes and Texts' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2011: Mr Paul Quinn. MA dissertation: 'Bretha Comaithchesa: Sources, Scholarship and Statistical Analysis' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2010: Ms Riona Doolan. MA dissertation: 'A Study of the Law Tract Coibnes Uisci Thairidne' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2010: Dr Jimmy Miller (Temple University, Philadelphia). PhD thesis: 'The Role of the Female Warrior in Early Irish Literature: The Case of Tochmarc Emire' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2009: Mr Philip Healy. MA dissertation: 'A Study of Hostages in Medieval Ireland: 600 – 1200' (Supervisor: Prof. Máire Herbert).

2009: Mr Peter Holzmann. MPhil thesis: 'Poetic Rhetoric of Praise in Medieval Ireland: An Edition of the Panegyric on Áed Oll' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2009: Mr Andrew Byrne. MA dissertation: 'The Spear in the Ulster Cycle' (Supervisor: Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh).

2009: Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh (University of Limerick). PhD thesis: 'Staidéar Stairiúil ar Áitainmneacha na Gaeilge dar Tosach ‘D’, Bunaithe ar Fhoinsí Sean-Ghaeilge, Meán-Ghaeilge, Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche agus ar Fhoinsí Laidin na hÉireann: Dá Ailt Déag Doirín Cranncha' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2008: Dr Eleanor Neff. PhD thesis: 'Beowulf and the Ulster Cycle: A Comparative Study of Narrative Parallels in BeowulfFled Bricrend and Táin Bó Cuailnge' (Supervisors: Prof. Pádraig Ó Riain and Prof. Eamonn Ó Carragáin, Department of English).

2007: Ms Jutta Libera. MPhil thesis: ‘Echtrae Chormaic: A New Edition of the First Recension’ (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2006: Dr Phillip Andrew Bernhardt-House. PhD thesis: 'Canids in Celtic Cultures: From Celtiberia to Cú Chulainn to the Kennels of Camelot' (Supervisor: Prof. John Carey).

2005: Ms Niamh Tobin. MA dissertation: 'Acallam na Senórach: A Thematic Approach' (Supervisor: Dr Kevin Murray).

2004: Dr Katja Johanna Ritari. PhD thesis: 'Defining the Christian Life: An Exploration of the Earliest Lives of Saints Brigit and Columba' (Supervisor: Prof Máire Herbert).

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