MA in Local History (with UL)


Mary Immaculate College, Limerick    Faculty of Arts

Part time September MA Part-time: 2 years
Anthropology (2) History & Archaeology (19)

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Unleash your passion for history with the MA in Local History (with UL) programme, a collaboration between Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick. This two-year, part-time Masters is tailored for history graduates or those in related fields like Irish studies, archaeology, or anthropology, keen on delving into historical research, particularly at a local level. Dive deep into the lives of ordinary people within specific localities and periods, steering away from national historical events to focus on unique circumstances and individual stories. Applicants should hold a primary degree in disciplines like history, archaeology, geography, or Irish Studies, with at least second-class honours. However, those with equivalent qualifications and a strong background in history research or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Proficiency in English is a must for non-native speakers, with specific IELTS score requirements. Join us to uncover the untold stories of the past and make history come alive through the MA in Local History programme.

About the course

Offered jointly by faculty from the Department of History in Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History at the University of Limerick, this two-year, part-time Masters programme meets the needs of graduates in history, or in related disciplines (e.g. Irish studies, human geography, archaeology or anthropology) who wish to carry out historical research, especially in relation to a particular locality. People living and working in a particular locality during a specific period provide the focus of this course. Local history is less about the events of national history, such as war or elections as they occurred in a particular locality, and more about the unique circumstances and events in the lives of ordinary people.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in a relevant discipline such as history, archaeology, geography or Irish Studies, with at least second-class honours.

Applicants with approved equivalent qualifications who have substantial experience in history research (such as appropriate publications) or relevant professional or work experience may also be considered for admission.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component.


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