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Old and Middle Irish
The MLitt is a two-year, full-time (or four-year, part-time) postgraduate programme of research assessed by a major thesis of at least 40,000 words.
Staff in Old and Middle Irish and Celtic Studies have wide-ranging areas of interests, and welcome applications to undertake research in all of these.
MLitt (Old and Middle Irish), full-time
MLitt (Old and Middle Irish), part-time
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
The usual minimum qualification is a primary degree in Irish, Celtic Studies, or similar, with a Second Class Honours, Grade 2 (or an equivalent international qualification).
Many successful applicants already hold a Master's degree.
Admission to the MLitt is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline. Initial enquiries should be made to the Head of Discipline.
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Dr Clodagh Downey; Old and Middle Irish language; medieval Irish literature, including heroic, mythological and king-tales, and dinnsheanchas.
Dr Graham Isaac; Old and Middle Welsh poetry; comparative Celtic and Indo-European linguistics; ancient continental Celtic languages; general linguistics.
Prof. Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (Head of Discipline); Old and Middle Irish language; editing of prose and verse texts; literary history, including issues of genre, hybridisation, authorship, patronage and provenance; early medieval Irish history.
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 [2020/21] €3,575. p.a.
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Eibhlín Ní Fhallamain | MLitt in Old and Middle Irish
The MLitt and PhD in Old and Middle Irish provide the student with a firm foundation in the core competencies and critical methodologies essential for a true appreciation of the literature and language of Early Ireland, from both the national and European dimensions. The NUI Galway campus, due to its proximity to the Conamara Gaeltacht, offers a unique academic environment where the student can connect with the surviving reflexes of the earlier traditions, and enjoy all the benefits of the multicultural vibrant seaside city of Galway.