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The Aberystwyth University MA in Irish offers you an exciting opportunity to engage with Irish language and literature through historical, social and intellectual approaches. You will study a rich array of Irish texts and cultural phenomena through a wide array of study modules. Few courses offer such a tremendous range of study options; consequently, you will be able to tailor your study to your interests perfectly.
By studying the central canon of Irish texts, you will develop a sound knowledge of the language across a broad period. You may also get to grips with relevant languages, including a comparative study of Scots and Irish Gaelic. You will also be able to converse in these languages.
Along side this process, you will examine the subject from a range of
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This course is primarily aimed at graduates who have studied a related Arts subject or who do not have sufficient formal training in Irish to proceed to an MPhil or PhD. Applicants should have a good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above. Graduates in Welsh or Celtic Studies would constitute a good background for the course. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.
Aberystwyth is a medium sized coastal town situated in one of the most beautiful and safest parts of the UK - it really is a special place to live and study. Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Our students benefit from a diverse and international student population, easy access to the seafront and beaches, rolling green mountains, a vibrant social and cultural life, and an excellent education.Read more
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