The aim of this programme is to provide students with a professional training in advanced academic research in early Irish literature, language and history, to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of these, and to endow them with the research skills appropriate to work in this field.
As part of a structured programme, students will take 5 credits in generic/transferrable skills and 5 credits in subject-specific/advanced-specialist modules, particularly in the language of early Ireland and manuscript reading and textual editing. Course Duration: 2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time
Successful completion of these programmes will equip the student for further academic work and for employment in heritage, libraries and related institutions.
A student beginning an MLitt will normally have a high 2.1 in Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies in the BA or an equivalent qualification from elsewhere. A good knowledge of Old Irish is required in order to enter a research degree in Medieval Irish. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.Minimum English language requirements:• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95• PTE (Pearson): 62Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850