MA in Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool in London


Posted on: 26 October 2018 in Finance, Accounting, Business and Communication


Jude Doherty (UoL MA alumnus), Prof Pete Shirlow, Dr Lauren Arrington & Adrian O’Neill (Ambassador of Ireland to the UK)

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies will offer the interdisciplinary MA in Irish Studies at the University’s London campus in Finsbury Square from September 2019, building on the Institute’s reputation for delivering research-led teaching of the highest standard.

Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom, said following the course launch at the Irish Embassy:

I am delighted to launch this new Master’s Programme in Irish Studies. The histories of our two islands have always been, and will continue to be closely connected, intertwined and interdependent. Programmes such as this MA serve to increase knowledge and awareness of Irish history, politics and culture and, in the broader context, will contribute to increased shared understandings and ever-stronger relations between Ireland and Britain.

The MA in Irish Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore major issues of global concern: peace and conflict transformation, women’s studies, migration, history, literature and politics.

London’s history and demography make it the fourth largest ‘Irish’ city in the world, and its contemporary economic, political and cultural connections mean it is an ideal location for Irish Studies. Students will also be offered the chance to experience cultural activities at no extra cost.

Professor Pete Shirlow, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, said:

The MA in central London is a major opportunity for people who wish to develop their career, move onto a PhD or study for the love of learning. Our MA programme merges modern and contemporary Ireland into a series of modules that promotes skills in analysis. As this programme of study highlights Ireland in cultural, economic, political and social terms, it is a unique and prominent site to develop our wider cultural understanding of the past and the present.

Please contact Dr Lauren Arrington, Head of Department for the Institute of Irish Studies, for more information: l.arrington@liverpool.ac.uk

Visit the MA Irish Studies page here.


Above image: Jude Doherty (UoL MA alumnus), Prof Pete Shirlow, Dr Lauren Arrington & Adrian O’Neill (Ambassador of Ireland to the UK).


Keywords: Irish Studies.