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MA in Humanities


Course Description

This unique new MA is offered by the following MIC departments: Philosophy, History, German Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, and English Language and Literature.

It should appeal to those wishing to develop postgraduate expertise in interdisciplinary work in the humanities.

The objectives of the programme are:
• To foster critical engagement with fundamental questions concerning the nature of the humanities in the contemporary world.
• To enable work across disciplines in the humanities.
• To study a range of ideas, texts, methodologies, research techniques, appropriate to advanced study in the humanities.
• To develop a sense of critical thinking in all areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.

The programme consists of six taught modules (FOUR core plus TWO electives), and a 20,000 word Dissertation.

The core modules are: Research Methodology, European Modernism, The Making of the Modern World, and Questions of European Identity in the Nineteenth Century. The electives are selected from a wide range of interdisciplinary and single-discipline subjects from the contributing academic departments.

The programme can be studied fulltime over one year or part-time over two years.

Visit the MA in Humanities page on the Mary Immaculate College, Limerick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification is normally a second-class honours degree; grade two. In exceptional circumstances applications may be considered from those with an approved equivalent qualification.

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