Irish Studies MA

DURATION: Full time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
START DATE(S): September 2019
CONTACT: Professor Diane Urquhart |

Please note, this programme is currently being reviewed by the University and all enquiries/expressions of interest should initially be sent to Professor Diane Urquhart

Our interdisciplinary degree offers the opportunity to explore major issues of global concern: peace and conflict transformation, women’s studies, and migration, as well as the more traditional academic fields of study, such as history, literature, and politics.

Built on an academic pedigree of 30 years, this MA is now available to study at our London campus. London’s history and demography make it the fourth largest ‘Irish’ city in the world, and its contemporary economic, political and cultural connections means it is an ideal location for Irish Studies.

Programme Overview

Your studies will benefit from being connected to a cosmopolitan, global capital with a large, distinctive Irish community, combining historic links and the dynamism of more recent arrivals.

The programme is taught by highly qualified staff from by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies.

Our programme provides a rich context for research, volunteering opportunities, and professional networking. The Institute of Irish Studies has established links with the Embassy of Ireland in Grosvenor Place, the British-Irish Inter-parliamentary Body in Westminster, the Irish Literary Society – whose co-founder was W.B. Yeats— the literary Bloomsbury Group, and a host of other scholarly networks, cultural bodies, archives and libraries, including the new Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith. We also have strong working relationships with major industries including law, finance, construction and business.

Flexible Learning

If you choose to study full-time, you will attend classes one mid-week evening and alternate Saturdays between September and April. If you study part-time, you can take one module per semester, spreading the degree over two years. You may alternatively take a Diploma (120 credits, no dissertation), Certificate (60 credits) or you can choose to take single modules (non-assessed/certificate of attendance).