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Course Overview

This course comprises an integrated introduction to Irish Studies incorporating elements from all the contributing disciplines, a series of interdisciplinary seminars focusing on key themes in Irish Studies such as Identity, Emigration, and Religion, and a broad range of elective courses as outlined below. The series of field trips is designed to complement the courses taught in the various modules and is an integral element in the overall course structure.

Programme Details

Dates: June 21 – July 20,  2016
6 Semester Credits*/12 ECTS Credits
Enrolment Deadline: April 24, 2015
Location: NUI Galway

*Also, available to register for Graduate Credits

Programme Outline

Academic Director: Dr. Louis de Paor                                    

Please click on the module below for course description and Faculty:

SS115 Representing Ireland - Literature and Film
SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland
SS117 Irish History
SS118 Introduction to Art in Ireland
SS119 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
SS120 Gaelic Culture and Literature
SS121 Irish Society
SS122 Negotiating Identity: Irish Traditional Music and Dance

Irish Language Classes

As part of the Irish Studies programme, introductory classes in the Irish Language will be provided for interested students.

Teaching Methods

Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars, dramatic performances, guided tours and informed contact with the music, language and people of Ireland. An interdisciplinary approach will be used within each course and between the courses of the Irish Studies programme.

Students will have access to the library, audio and visual facilities of the University. Assessment for those requiring credit will be carried out on a continuous basis.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition:  €2,010 (Euro)
€1,160 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – sharing) 
€1,310 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – single occupancy)
€850  - Student Residence without breakfast

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Tuition and Fees

€2,010 (Euro)

€1,160 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – sharing) 
€1,310 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – single occupancy)
€850  - Student Residence (without breakfast -single occupancy)

Further Information

Programme Administrator
International Summer School Programme
NUI Galway

Tel: +353 91 495442
Fax: +353 91 525051