NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Irish Studies— Literature and Music School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MLM1, full-time; 1MLM2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The Centre for Irish Studies is one of the premier locations worldwide for interdisciplinary research and advanced teaching on the cultural, social and political endeavours of Irish people, in Ireland and beyond. 2. Irish Music Studies is central to teaching and research at the Centre for Irish Studies, an established area of excellence at NUI Galway, which is ranked among the world’s top 1% of universities. 3. This MA programme draws on the achievements of outstanding scholars and a vibrant postgraduate research cluster in Irish Music Studies at NUI Galway. CONTACT Samantha Williams T: +353 91 492 051 E:

Your Course This MA in Irish Studies (Literature and Music) offers an intensive academic curriculum in Irish Literature Studies and Irish Music Studies, focusing in particular on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Using a dynamic interdisciplinary approach, aspects of Irish historical experience and Irish identities are examined through critical reading of literature in Irish (studied in translation) and in English and through the prism of music, from traditional to popular. The medium of instruction of the course is English, and Irish language material is studied both in its original and in translation. No previous knowledge of the Irish language is required for entry to this programme. Career Opportunities Graduates of this programme may find employment in teaching (primary and secondary), the arts, heritage and tourism sectors, journalism, media, publishing, and the public service. A large proportion of graduates of the MA in Irish Studies have proceeded to doctoral research programmes in Ireland, Britain and North America. Minimum Entry Requirements NFQ Level 8 degree at H2.2, GPA 3.0 or equivalent international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: irish-studies-literature-music.html

Cótaí Dearga (a dance/ film and performance piece) was inspired by the women wearing the traditional red skirts of Conamara and Árainn (choreographer Ríonach Ní Néill and photographer Paul Kinsella).

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