MA Degrees in Ireland

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

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MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. [+]

MA in Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules.

The course has been accredited by the PSI and is designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods (e.g., BA Joint Honours). This prior experience should be comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

The MA Psychology provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications and is therefore partly a conversion course. The undergraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology (Education and Health Science); the postgraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Design and Technology (Faculty and Science and Engineering), the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations (Kemmy Business School), and the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences).... [-]


MFA/MA Art & Ecology

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Galway

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. [+]

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition of both personal and collaborative work, which will demonstrate that you have acquired the skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary art and ecological issues. You will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological / environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale. The MA provides you with a master-level education in ecologically oriented art that is appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters level in artistic practice. Studio research provides for the development of artistic practice alongside students of the MFA / MA in Studio Art. These modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation leading to the production of a substantial body of work. Studio methodologies are a series of taught studio courses examining the methodology of Art & Ecology with reference to historical examples. Theory and Art & Ecology consists of seminars contextualising the theoretical framework of Art & Ecology. In addition, Environmental Studies draws on expertise from within the College... [-]

MFA/MA in Studio Art

Burren College of Art
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Galway

The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. [+]

MAs in Ireland 2017. The Aims of the MFA/MA in Studio Art The MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. As an MFA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practicing artist. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice. The MA provides a masters-level education in art appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters-level in artistic practice. You will also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice. Course Structure Studio Research forms the core of the MFA and MA and is comprised of studio-based individual mentoring and rigorous group critiques. Studio Research modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation, leading to the production of a substantial body of work. Historical & Critical Studies modules engage you in intensive critical discourse on contemporary art. Professional Studies modules facilitate the development of the personal, conceptual, technical and organisational skills necessary for professional practice... [-]

Master, PhD or Graduate Diploma in Education or Arts by Research & Thesis

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Limerick

Mary Immaculate College faculty offer academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within the traditional range of Arts research fields. While indicative... [+]

Postgraduate Studies in Education by Research and Thesis

 

In keeping with the mission of the College, and its core area of expertise in teaching and research, postgraduate studies are a central priority in the Education Department. Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective heads of department or other faculty members.

 

Staff & Contact Personnel

Indicative specialist areas for postgraduate students by research and thesis in the field of Education include:

Learning, Society & Religious Education Dr. Carol O'Sullivan, Acting Head of Department Language, Literacy & Mathematics Education Uas. Seán de Brún, Head    Arts Education & Physical Education Dr. Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Acting Head of Department    Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies Dr. Emer Ring , Head    Department Special Education Dr. Patricia Daly, Head ... [-]

Master in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

 

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English, and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

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Master in Theological Studies (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)... [+]

Master of Arts in Theological StudiesThe Department of Theology & Religious Studies is pleased to advise that the College is now accepting applications for the above programme.  The programme consists of eight modules, plus attendance at a theological seminar, plus completion of a minor dissertation (15,000-20,000 words).The programme will run over two years, two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, with two modules in each of the four semesters. The programme may also include a number of SaturdaysThe taught modules will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment, essays  and end-of-semester examinations.The normal requirement for entry to the MA in Theological Studies programme is a First or Second Class Honours primary degree in Theology OR Theology and Religious Studies OR a cognate academic discipline. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial relevant experience may also be considered. Final selection may require attendance for interview.Applicants without a First or Second Class Honours primary degree may, with the approval of the Course Co-ordinator, pursue a qualifying programme and be examined on completion of that programme. The examination may be taken once only.The following is a list of course modules, these are subject to revision and will depend on the number of students registered.... [-]


Master in History (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and... [+]

MA in History

 

This programme consists of six taught modules and a 20,000 word dissertation.Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Research methods in History (Core); The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922.Only 6 modules will be offered in any one year.The current modules are:... [-]


Master in Modern English Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree... [+]

M.A. in Modern English Literature

 

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree programme in Modern English Literature since September 2002. It is designed for full-time students and we normally accept ten students each year. and the cap on numbers ensures close personal tuition. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.

 

 

AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

To widen and deepen student's knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies To enhance students' career opportunities ... [-]

Master of Arts or Graduate Diploma in International Development Practice

Mary Immaculate College
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental... [+]

Masters/Grad Dip in International Development Practice via blended learning

 

The Graduate Diploma/Masters in International Development Practice (MIDP) via blended learning programme is offered on a full-time basis over 18 months, with part-time options also available for participants over an extended period. This programme is intended to help to maximise career opportunities for busy professionals and postgraduate researchers. The course is delivered on a blended learning basis, through a combination of residential summer and winter schools, online lectures and tutorials, an international placement programme that offers course participants the opportunity to obtain real-life experience of integrated approaches to international development practice, plus a 20,000-word dissertation. Additionally, the programme will provide participants with a strong inter-disciplinary foundation and continuing professional development expertise in the area of international development practice.This innovative programme is designed for those who wish to pursue careers within international organisations, government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropic institutions, and consultancy firms engaged in international development practice. The programme will create a cohort of international practitioners with the capacity to analyse and scrutinise some of the most chronic developmental problems of the twenty-first century and to provide participants with the practical skills to provide resolution along a wide spectrum of critical policy areas.A range of modules, emphasising the practice and theory of development, will be offered in year one of the programme. Students who successfully complete this phase of the programme will be awarded a Graduate Diploma after Year One. The third semester of the programme will consist primarily... [-]


MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules you will encounter diverse perspectives but the main emphasis will be upon scholarly and/or policy-oriented readings and discussions. [+]

“Having spent years working in news I’d always wanted to get behind the headlines. This masters offers a fascinating insight into the policies, ideologies and people that have shaped the US and thus our world order”. – Niamh Sammon The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules you will encounter diverse perspectives but the main emphasis will be upon scholarly and/or policy-oriented readings and discussions. The United States is the most influential nation in the world. However, a number of challenges in recent years have called into question the sustainability of American leadership abroad and prosperity at home. These include, but are not limited to, the notion of American decline in relation to rising powers such as China: a political system that appears to have entered an extended period of dysfunction; recurring problems in race relations; and rising economic inequality. This MA degree programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe or North America, allows students to explore in depth the foreign policy and political challenges facing the United States. A Drawing upon the disciplines of history and political science, it explores a wide variety of topics such as the origins of American exceptionalism, the importance placed upon individual liberty, the emergence of the US as a world power, the Cold War, transatlantic relations, presidential and congressional election, race and gender, partisanship and more. Modules in this programme are taught by resident UCD facuilty... [-]

MA in American Studies

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This programme introduces students to advanced study of American culture and politics, in both domestic and international contexts. It is a multidisciplinary programme that promotes study of the interactions of cultural social and political factors. [+]

MAs in Ireland 2017. “Doing an MA in American Studies at the UCD Clinton Institute was one of the best decisions I have made. Each of the classes offered were interesting, engaging and left me with a deeper understanding of American political issues. I am now putting everything I learned at the Institute to good use by working in Washington DC and so I would definitely recommend the programme to anyone considering it” – Niamh Ní­ Aonghusa Because of the United States’ unrivaled status in the world today, the debates on American values and the mission of American democracy have become a matter of global concern. This programme introduces students to advanced study of American culture and politics, in both domestic and international contexts. It is a multidisciplinary programme that promotes study of the interactions of cultural social and political factors. It aims to deepen and widen students’ knowledge of major topics and issues as well as to enable them to develop a significant measure of expertise in the subject chosen for the dissertation. The MA programme draws on the expertise of UCD faculty across a number of departments, as well as that of the Professor of American Studies and the contribution of visiting scholars. Careers Our graduate work in a varies of area and include: IT, NGOs, Public and Civil Service, Communications, Banking, Teaching and Media ELIGIBILITY Applicants for the MA should hold one of the following qualifications: A first class or second class, grade 1 degree A US... [-]

MA Media and International Conflict

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. [+]

“Studying in the Clinton Institute was a wonderful experience. The classes are small, which means you really get to know everybody, and there is a very comfortable atmosphere. A wide range of topics ensured that everybody got a chance to study and discuss areas that they are passionate about. Lively debates were the norm!. This MA was a fascinating journey through history, current affairs, politics and media. It offered a great opportunity to build strong research, writing and presenting skills, with the help of diligent and engaging staff of the Institute . I would do it all over again if I could!” – Karen Dunne This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. It analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and representation of international conflict and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict. It provides an interdisciplinary approach that considers both cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, focusing on issues such as : public diplomacy as soft power, human rights and representation, distinctions between information and propaganda, the ethics of depicting human suffering, the role of new and social media in perceptions of conflict, the visual economy of the production, circulation and reception of imagery of conflict, and the effects of news reporting on government policy and NGO activity. Modules in... [-]

MA in Social Media Communications

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

How are social media linked to the economy? What role do they play in politics? How different is a life lived in and through social media? This MA in Social Media Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise and rise of social media, and their increasing domination of the media and communication field. [+]

MAs in Ireland 2017. Introduction How are social media linked to the economy? What role do they play in politics? How different is a life lived in and through social media? This MA in Social Media Communications addresses these and similar questions that have emerged out of the rise and rise of social media, and their increasing domination of the media and communication field. The MA in Social Media Studies offers a critical examination of the history, operation, ramifications, functions, use and embeddedness of social media in all spheres of life. It is aimed at people who look for a critical reflection on social media, who wish to understand their uses, and also learn how to analyse and mobilize them strategically. Who is eligible? To be eligible for this programme you must hold an honours primary degree or equivalent. Appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University. Interviews may be held. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. Programme Content The MA modules provide students with up-to-date knowledge of social media processes, and their impact on a variety of areas, with an emphasis on communication and socio-political life. All students are required to take instruction in research methodologies which enables them to collect and analyse data from different social media. Students are... [-]

MA in Journalism

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse, demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career. [+]

Introduction The Masters in Journalism at DCU provides wide-ranging training and education for those interested in the profession of journalism and related fields. It balances practical, theoretical, technical and analytical elements to address the changing media environment and the new, and increasingly diverse, demands being made on entrants to journalism. Upon completion you will have the in-depth knowledge and aptitude to pursue a successful journalism career. Who is eligible? Up to 25 places are offered at each annual intake to the programme. To be considered for admission, applicants must have, at minimum, an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Places also may be made available for candidates who have relevant professional experience. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. Candidates should note that entry to the programme is competitive, and the selection process includes shortlisting of candidates for interview on dates designated by the University. Programme Content This one year, full-time programme consists of taught courses for two semesters, with a project or dissertation and a trainee placement over the summer period. The project/dissertation is a major piece of academic media research, focused on journalism or a major journalistic project. All students receive training in print, online and broadcast journalism. Modules are marked, in part or in whole, by continuous assessment, namely essays, simulated newsroom exercises, preparation of features and news stories, online activities and seminar presentations.... [-]

MA in International Relations

Dublin City University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Contemporary international relations impact on our lives in realms such as international politics, human rights, the economy, communications and trade. This degree offers a broad interdisciplinary introduction to this subject. It explores the concepts, forces and processes underpinning international relations, looking at the role of powerful states and international organisations, legal frameworks, foreign policy, and the international political economy. Students come from all corners of the globe and are both recent undergraduates and those already immersed in the field (NGOs, teachers), who want to further their professional development. [+]

MAs in Ireland 2017. Introduction Contemporary international relations impact on our lives in realms such as international politics, human rights, the economy, communications and trade. This degree offers a broad interdisciplinary introduction to this subject. It explores the concepts, forces and processes underpinning international relations, looking at the role of powerful states and international organisations, legal frameworks, foreign policy, and the international political economy. Students come from all corners of the globe and are both recent undergraduates and those already immersed in the field (NGOs, teachers), who want to further their professional development. The programme is suitable for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, from politics, law and languages, to history, business and sciences. Who is eligible? To apply for the MA in International Relations candidates should have an honours primary degree or equivalent. Appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be accepted as equivalent to an honours degree, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the University. Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit evidence of an English Language qualification. For more information on entry requirements please consult our website. Programme Content Modules taught on this programme include: Principles of Public International Law International Political Economy International Human Rights Law Irish Foreign Policy Political Terrorism Politics of the UN India: The Politics of an Emerging Economy Politics of the Middle East and North Africa Structure The MA in International Relations is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time... [-]