The MA Festive Arts offers a comprehensive programme of study embracing practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies. Students will have the opportunity to apprentice with a festival towards the acquisition of skills related to festival coordination and design, as well as being introducing to methods for the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and aspects of festival management.
The MSc in Financial Services was designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills required for high value-added positions in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad. Includes Trading Floor Certification and an international business trip. Facilitates subsequent professional accreditation within the international Financial Services industry.
MA in French enables graduates to perfect their language skills and to study in depth areas of language, literature, culture and society in the French-speaking world. It also functions as an introduction to postgraduate research in the key areas studied.
Game Design & Development is an ever-evolving and multi-disciplinary field which focuses on a variety of specialties including programming, game design, audio and art. Students of this program study game design and development using traditional industry milestones and structures starting at the atomic level, exploring and rapidly iterating upon individual mechanics, progressing through to systems, incorporating narrative and eventually balancing the game as a whole. As a medium, games have grown beyond entertainment to encompass culturally critical works in the fields of art, education, health and business. Game design and development takes into account social, cultural, artistic and industry requirements. The programme is deeply rooted in game design and programming and seeks to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and artistry in games.
This MA programme has been designed specifically to cater for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of gender in culture and society. Students can opt for modules offered by several departments in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and may choose to specialise in historical, socio-political or literary / cultural approaches to gender.
This new taught master’s programme takes account of recent changes in Ireland’s economic circumstances. The design of the course reflects Ireland’s increasing integration into, and interdependency with, a constantly changing European Union in which Germany will continue to represent a crucial political, economic and cultural force. The programme also features elements on Austrian culture, on Germany’s interaction with Eastern European cultures as well as the outside perspective of the European Union present in German-language Swiss writing. Beside the European focus, the traditional orientation of post-graduate degrees in German Studies towards literature is expanded by the inclusion of visual and other media texts, in particular film, again exploring the European dimension of contemporary German-language cinema. The programme is run jointly by the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, and the Department of German Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
The MA provides a professional qualification in guidance counselling. It provides training in the required knowledge, skills and competencies in the areas of personal, social, educational and career guidance across the lifespan. This programme is approved by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) for the purpose of appointment as a Guidance Counsellor in post-primary, further and adult education.
Equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and abilities to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of health care technology and its impact on improving the efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety and quality of health care delivery, taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in this domain.
The aim of the programme is to enhance the historical understanding and skills of graduates in history, to extend their capacity for historical research and thereby provide an appropriate basis for advanced research up to, and including, doctoral level.
The central purpose of this programme 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. This programme will equip students with the necessary skills for careers in the heritage, archival or library sectors as well as careers in higher education and teaching in primary and post-primary schools.