Irish Studies explores a variety of Irish life, past and present, the Irish emigrants experience and Irelands literature and culture. You will develop a thorough understanding of Irish history, society, the Irish contribution and the importance of Irelands cultural heritage. The diploma draws on a number of disciplines including history, sociology, political science, literature and cultural studies. You will be introduced to current social, political and cultural debates about Ireland and the Irish in the new millennium. The course is run in a flexible evening mode and attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds.