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Comments about MA in Irish and Celtic - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
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.
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.
MA in Irish and Celtic
Four taught modules from the following:
-Comparative Studies in the Gaelic Languages
-Independent Study -Irish and Scottish Comparative Literature
-Irish Name Studies
-Irish Song and Story
-Language Contrasts and Semantics
-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).
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:
-Editorial work in various institutions
-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.