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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

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About Renaissance Latin Culture at University College Cork

Overview

The MA in Renaissance Latin Culture is a one year, full-time degree (or two year, part-time degree) that offers a unique approach to renaissance studies through reconstructing and re-enacting some of the training and perspectives of renaissance humanists. While acquiring cutting edge research, analysis and communication skills, students also learn to read and speak Latin, to design exhibitions that articulate renaissance world-views, and to write imaginary funding proposals from the perspective of renaissance humanists.

The programme examines the development of renaissance culture (art, literature, language and society), providing students with a deep understanding of the emergence of the modern world through a period of classical revival. As well as providing an historically-informed perspective upon modern debates about the purpose and value of a humanities education, the course equips students with the knowledge and skills to undertake sophisticated historical and linguistic analysis of renaissance history, language and culture.

Course Details

This 12-month course consists of two parts – a taught component which focuses upon skills training and historical contextualization, and a supervised research phase in which students produce a 15,000 word dissertation on an aspect of renaissance history.

In part one, students take the following modules:

  • LT6001 First Year Latin (15 credits)*
  • CC6008 Palaeography and Manuscript Based Research (10 Credits)
  • HI6077 The Classical Revival 1250-1500 (10 credits)
  • HI6078 New Worlds, Ancient Texts (10 credits)
  • HI6079 Schola Latina (15 credits)

* If the student has already passed LT6001 (or its equivalent), s/he must take other modules designed to extend their knowledge of classical Latin:

LT2009 Reading Latin (5 credits)
LT3036 Advanced Latin Language (5 credits)

and

EITHER

LT2025 Julius Caesar (5 credits)

OR

LT3035 Virgil: The Aeneid (5 credits)

In part two, students work closely with an academic supervisor to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choosing within the broad area of renaissance studies, allowing them to pursue research on any aspect of the cultural, political and social history of the period.

Fact File

Course Code: CKD54 Full-time; CKD55 Part-time

Course Title: Renaissance Latin Culture

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

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

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Candidates should hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (or equivalent) in History, Classics, Art History or a related discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the course selection committee. Some applicants who do not fulfil the usual entry requirements may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the course. (see detailed entry requirements below)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

The course is designed to encourage sustained, guided learning that evolves from skills training and acquisition of contextual knowledge in small groups to independent research and writing under close personal supervision. During the first two semesters, there will typically be around 8 contact hours per week. Students will consistently have homework for language classes and assigned readings to complete for historical modules. Required study time typically increases in advance of language tests and assignment submission dates.

Two more intensive periods of study occur at the beginning of the course (two days intensive training in palaeography for module CC6008) and at the beginning of the third semester (a week-long summer school involving immersion in Spoken Latin for module HI6079). Students will be advised of the dates for these intensive periods of study well in advance.

Assessment

Assessment in the taught component of the course consists of written assignments (essays, funding proposals), in-class language tests, oral presentations, and collaborative exhibition design.

The dissertation, worth half of the total mark, and undertaken under the supervision of a staff member, reflects the importance of independent research.

Application Procedure

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before completing the online application and online Supplementary Question Form (see further details below), intending candidates must consult with the relevant course co-ordinator to discuss/confirm their proposed research area. Following this consultation the proposed supervisor should be named on the online supplementary questions form.

Course Coordinator
Dr. Jason Harris
School of History
University College Cork
Email: j.harris@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 4903585

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.

In addition to applying online, applicants will also be asked toCOMPLETE onlineSupplementaryQuestions which include the name of a proposed supervisor and proposed title of your research (to be returned online together withyour PAC application form)

A copy ofthe Supplementary Questions form is available to view here: CKD54AdditionalQuestions (49kB)

TheSchool of History may ask applicants to provide letters of reference if necessary, when considering applications.

All other required supporting documentation (e.g. evidence of non-UCC undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications) must beUPLOADED via the PAC "Application Status"link or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway (marked with the applicants PAC application number)

Further Contact Information

Course Coordinator
Dr. Jason Harris
School of History
University College Cork
Email: j.harris@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 4903585

School Administrators
Deirdre O'Sullivan/Geraldine McAllister,
Schoolof History
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/
+353 (0)21 4902755deirdre@ucc.ie

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 6,000 full-time; EUR 3,000 per year part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Candidates should hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (or equivalent) in History, Classics, Art History or a related discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the course selection committee. Some applicants who do not fulfil the usual entry requirements may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the course. (see detailed entry requirements 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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