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Interest in local history has never been greater. This course has been designed in the University of Limerick as a practical support for such activity. It is for one-year and is a part-time evening course at certificate level. The programme is designed to provide a supportive and stimulating context for reading and research in local history. It offers a qualification to individuals who are already active in the area, an opportunity to those who are interested in historical research for their own personal development and a possible path to further study.
Interest in local history has never been greater. The activities of numerous local history societies and groups, and private individuals working on their own or with others, all bear testimony to the continuing excitement that derives from researching and understanding the past in a particular locality. This course has been designed in the University of Limerick as a practical support for such activity. It is for one-year and is a part-time evening course at certificate level. The programme is designed to provide a supportive and stimulating context for reading and research in local history. It offers a qualification to individuals who are already active in the area, an opportunity to those who are interested in historical research for their own personal development and a possible path to further study.
On completing the course a participant will have acquired the ability to:
- Examine a range of key issues in the history of localities
- Develop a perspective on how local history might be written
- Identify, locate, assess and interpret primary and secondary sources
- Develop the skills to conduct local history research
- Present the results of research in an appropriate way A sympathetic academic environment will be provided by the course lecturers who will offer guidance and advice in appropriate research and study skills.
Programme of Study
The course will be delivered through lectures and discussion on one evening a week in each of twelve consecutive weeks of the Autumn and Spring semesters.
A central goal of the course is to promote the academic autonomy of each student. Each student will be required to complete a project based on research into primary source material relevant to an understanding of a particular topic in local history. The completed project will be 3,000 words in length. The project will commence in the spring semester and be completed by 1 June.
Applicants are invited from anybody who will be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of registration. Each candidate is considered on an individual basis whose academic qualifications, work experience, motivation and overall potential for the programme are evaluated.
What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- A copy of your most recent CV.
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
- If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
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EU - €700 per annum
Non- EU - €1,900 per annum
Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)