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 (email@example.com). 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)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages (in conjunction with other Departments)
- 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:
The departmental staff contribute to the MA in Irish Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient and Medieval Languages.
The list of modules available in the Postgraduate Taught Programmes is available at Module descriptions
The following research programmes are available in the Department:
Details of Flexi-Options are available here:
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).