History of Family (Online) MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

History of Family (Online) MA

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:History of Family (Online) MA

History of Family (Online) MA
1 Year Full-Time OR 2 Years Part-Time 


The central purpose of the MA in the History of the Family is to combine the strengths of two traditions: that of the independent researcher into family history and that of established disciplines in history particularly the well developed sub discipline of the history of the family. The objective is a history that is fully contextualised, culturally significant and academically grounded. It will consist of six modules. The modules will run consecutively; three during semester one and two during semester two. Students wishing to attend summer school may take one of the Spring semester modules (People on the move: studying migration) on campus. Students are also invited to UL campus for orientation week. Both on campus experiences are optional. Independent research will form the core of one module in the second semester and the dissertation (20, 000 words) will be completed and submitted at the end of August in year one with a Winter graduation. Students wishing to take the programme on a part-time basis over two years will complete the dissertation in year two of the programme.

The aim of the programme is

  • To provide those interested in the history of the family with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the methodologies and concepts of the history of the family.
  • To contribute to and support each student's personal quest for intellectual and moral autonomy

Contact Details:

Course Director: Dr Ciara Breathnach
Email: ciara.breathnach@ul.ie
Tel: 353 061 213166
 Web: http://www.ul.ie/ULH/





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