Postgraduate
MA History

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This popular and well-established programme at NUI Galway combines a thorough training in the craft of history with an exploration of the ways in which history is and has been interpreted by historians, politicians, the media, and others.

It provides students with critical and analytical skills, developing their ability to carry out research and to construct their own historical arguments. Students may take the programme on a full-time [one year] or part-time [two year] basis. Part-time students take the programme over a two-year period, completing their research dissertation in Year Two. Some of the taught modules will be available in the evening.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,550

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The MA provides an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in History, and also for those intent on pursuing independent research.
  • It provides students with critical and analytical skills, developing their ability to carry out research and to construct their own historical arguments.
  • Graduates of the programme have found employment in areas such as teaching, public administration, research, library and archives services, cultural and heritage development, tourism, print and electonic media, and party politics.
  • Career benefits from the programme should accrue to those already employed in such areas.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally hold an honors degree of at least H2.2 standard, or GPA of 3.3. Selection will be based on applicants’ academic record and academic references testifying to their academic ability and enthusiasm for history. An applicant’s active engagement with history outside of the academic context may also be taken into consideration. The same entry requirements and application procedure are in place for both the MA and PDip programme.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


The MA provides an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in History, and also for those intent on pursuing independent research. Graduates of the programme have found employment in areas such as teaching, public administration, research, library and archives services, cultural and heritage development, tourism, print and electronic media, and party politics. Career benefits from the programme should accrue to those already employed in such areas.

Notes


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