Online MA in Gaelic Literature (MA)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Online MA in Gaelic Literature at University College Cork

Overview

This programme aims to provide the student with a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of Gaelic literature. It treats of sources (manuscripts), literary texts from the Early Christian period to the modern, and emphasises the sense of place – local and international – that informs the historicity of Gaelic literature studies. It creates links over time between authors such as Colum Cille and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Gofraidh Fionn and Seán Ó Ríordáin, and presents, as a single narrative, a view of Gaelic literature as organic, redefining and reinventing itself as each historic challenge is encountered and overcome. Delivered through English (using texts in translation) by acknowledged experts in the fields of Gaelic language and literature, this co-ordinated, panoramic approach to the study of Gaelic literature over time will address and develop the various themes and influences that feed into and inform this literature, including mythology, spiritualism, historic events, landscape and diasporic studies.

Dr Seán Ua Súilleabháin

Fact File

Course Code: CKD13 Full-time; CKD14 Part-time

Course Title: Online MA in Gaelic Literature

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

This programme will be taught online

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE: EUR 4,800 (1 year full-time); EUR 2,400 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Successful applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at Second Honours Grade 1 level (or the equivalent). Candidates who hold a primary degree at Second Class Honours Grade 2 level will also be considered, based on the information provided in a supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the Department selection committee. For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3.2 is normally expected. (see detailed entry requirements section below)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

A series of short introductory lectures will serve to give the students a road-map of the objectives and content of the programme, including information on what will be expected of students and on how the course is to be run. Students must have constant access to internet-delivering technology in order to attend this course.

The programme will be conducted over 12 months and will incorporate the delivery of online reading material and reading lists, and online discussion topics and reaction-pieces, to be addressed individually and also collectively in online discussion groups. Weekly pre-recorded lectures will be delivered, and real-time meetings will be convened at intervals to be determined by the class and teachers. The dissertation topic will be chosen by the student in consultation with either the course co-ordinator or the individual lecturer or both. As registered students of University College Cork, students of this programme will have access to all Library facilities, databases etc., as well as student email accounts

Assessment

  • Continuous assessment based on assignments such as discussion papers and reaction-pieces. There will also be the possibility for group-assignments based on the online forum described above, and making maximum use of existing online facilities such as Blackboard.
  • End-of-module essays based on texts and text-critical material addressed in the course.
  • The submission of a 30-credit dissertation.
  • Application Procedure

    Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

    Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of this form is available to view here: CKD13&CKD14AdditionalQuestions (116kB)

    All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

    Further Contact Information

    Ms. Siobhan Ni Dhonghaile
    Email: snid@ucc.ie
    Telephone: 00 353 21 4902607

    Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

    Notes about fees for this course

    Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE: EUR 4,800 (1 year full-time); EUR 2,400 per year part-time

    2016 Entry Requirements: Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Successful applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at Second Honours Grade 1 level (or the equivalent). Candidates who hold a primary degree at Second Class Honours Grade 2 level will also be considered, based on the information provided in a supplementary statement and/or interview acceptable to the Department selection committee. For North American students a cumulative GPA of 3.2 is normally expected. (see detailed entry requirements section below)

    Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

    Next Intake: 11 September 2017

    Entry requirements for this course

    Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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