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MA in Irish and Celtic

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  • Objectives
    To provide an introduction to specialist areas of Irish and Celtic Studies, a transition to sophisticated methods of analysis in completing independent research and a foundation for doctoral studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Normally a good Honours degree in Celtic or Irish (language). Additional Information for International Students An IELTS score of 6.5 and TOEFL score of 575 on paper and 233 on computer.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Irish and Celtic
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Four taught modules from the following:

    -Comparative Studies in the Gaelic Languages
    -Early Ireland
    -Independent Study
    -Irish and Scottish Comparative Literature
    -Irish Name Studies
    -Irish Song and Story
    -Language Contrasts and Semantics
    -The Mabinogion
    -Modern Irish Writing
    -Modern Welsh for Beginners
    -Old Irish for Beginners
    -Poet and Society in Ireland and Scotland
    -Research Methods (compulsory)
    -The Sociolinguistics of Irish
    -Welsh Court Poetry

    And dissertation (Compulsory double module).
    Assessment
    The taught modules will be assessed by examinations and/or written assignments; candidates who have reached a pass mark in the taught modules will submit a dissertation not exceeding 15,000 words.

    Opportunities for Careers
    The following career opportunities become available to students who complete their Masters degree:

    -Translation
    -Editorial work in various institutions
    -Lexicographical/Dictionary work
    -Work in the Media-television, radio, print media etc
    -Tutorial Teaching at 3rd level institutions
    -Working in the Irish language sector-Foras na Gaeilge, Comhairle na GaelscolaÌochta, teaching at secondary level
    -Research work on various projects involving the Irish language
    -Work in the Civil and Public Service.

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