M.A. in Humanities Studies in Ireland

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Humanities Studies

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Humanities and social sciences is an area of study which prepares students for a huge variety of industries when it comes time to choose a career. Social workers, artists and teaching careers are popular options for those who complete these courses.

Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

MA Degree in Humanities Studies in Ireland

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Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Historical & Heritage Studies of the North West, Ireland

St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway
Campus Part time October 2019 Ireland Sligo

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture. [+]

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture.

The programme will introduce students to a wide variety of primary sources and other materials, utilised in researching folklore, local and cross-border history, museum studies and history of agriculture in the NW. The programme will reflect the interrelationship between theory and practice, combined with principles of adult learning and the lifelong process. Students will, therefore, be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork experience... [-]


M.A. in Religion and Education

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme of studies is primarily aimed at those interested in the teaching of religious education in second-level schools. [+]

Specialise in one of three streams Digital Learning Mentoring and Leadership Religious Education Introduction Are you interested in religious education in post-primary schools? Would you like time to consider the issues facing religion and education in contemporary Ireland? Do you want to develop new resources and approaches to your teaching of religion? Have you wondered how to best approach religious education in a multi-cultural and multi-faith classroom?

As a graduate programme, participants will develop research skills in specific topics in religion and education. Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current issues in Religion and Education Demonstrate a capacity for in-depth research in specific topics of RE Develop complex analytical and interpretative skills in the spheres of Religion and Education Assume responsibility for work within professional and pastoral contexts, with individuals and groups Investigate and reflect on educational, religious and theological values and thereby contribute effectively to change in society. Programme Content ... [-]

M.A. in Theology

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This taught Masters programme is located in a vibrant School of Theology which offers a variety of opportunities for specialized teaching and research in an interdisciplinary context. Theology in MDI is rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition, engaged in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, with a commitment to global and social justice and the promotion of human rights. [+]

This taught Masters programme is located in a vibrant School of Theology which offers a variety of opportunities for specialized teaching and research in an interdisciplinary context. Theology in MDI is rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition, engaged in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, with a commitment to global and social justice and the promotion of human rights.

Postgraduate programmes in theology are open to students interested in research in the areas of systematic theology, theological ethics, philosophical theology, biblical theology and pastoral theology.

The MA in Theology course is of particular interest to those aiming to progress to doctoral research, but it also attracts teachers of Religious Education, chaplains, clergy and pastoral workers. Persons wishing to pursue theological studies in the context of life-long learning are also encouraged to apply.... [-]


M.A. in Poetry Studies

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The MA in Poetry Studies is a pioneering Poetry course that provides students, teachers and practitioners of poetry with specialised skills in the appreciation of the art-form. Through this programme, we are reaching out to various communities, both professional and non-professional, with an interest in expanding their understanding of poetry through lifelong learning. [+]

Innovative and exciting work in Poetry Studies takes place at MDI, with its Irish Centre for Poetry Studies and electronic journal POST: A Poetry Studies Review.

The MA in Poetry Studies is a pioneering Poetry course that provides students, teachers and practitioners of poetry with specialised skills in the appreciation of the art-form. Through this programme, we are reaching out to various communities, both professional and non-professional, with an interest in expanding their understanding of poetry through lifelong learning. MDI has strong links with Portugal’s University of Coimbra, the only other European institution currently offering a comparable MA in Poetry Studies. Possibilities exist for student exchanges, or for MDI students to visit Coimbra and experience their internationally-celebrated Meeting of Poets, which takes place biennially.... [-]


Professional M.A. in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional education for people who wish to work in Healthcare settings. [+]

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy offers students a multidisciplinary approach to Healthcare Chaplaincy. It provides academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional education for people who wish to work in Healthcare settings.

Who is this MA programme for?

The programme is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Healthcare Chaplaincy in a variety of approved healthcare contexts including:

Hospitals Hospices Rehabilitation Facilities Nursing Homes & Care Facilities

The course is offered on a one year full-time, three semester basis only. Upon successful completion of this programme the Graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to engage in a holistic manner with the Chaplaincy needs of patients, residents, family, staff and wider community, Exhibit self knowledge to a degree that permits pastoral care to be offered within the contexts of his/her strengths and limitations Be aware of and articulate how their feelings and attitudes, values and assumptions affect their ministry Be competent in reflecting theologically and facilitating that process in others. Give evidence of understanding current theological, spiritual and ethical issues that confront chaplains Demonstrate an ability to articulate and empathise around spiritual, moral and medical issues Demonstrate an ability to understand and help others discover the meaning in the experience of suffering, grief and loss Demonstrate the facility to integrate theology of ministry and pastoral practice Understand the operational systems in the healthcare setting Engage sensitively in faith conversation and faith development initiatives in an invitational and inclusive manner. Exhibit competence as a reflective practitioner... [-]

M.A. in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to work in the above contexts who seek to enrich their skills in the areas of Faith Development, Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy Coordination. [+]

Interested in: Primary Schools Post-Primary Schools Third Level Institutes Prisons / Young Offenders Parish Communities Youth and Young Adult Groups Community / Voluntary Sector

The MA in Chaplaincy Studies and Pastoral Work course provides the academic, pastoral, spiritual, personal and professional development for those already working or wishing to work in the above contexts who seek to enrich their skills in the areas of Faith Development, Chaplaincy and Chaplaincy Coordination.

Flexible Scheduling: 1 Year Full-time / 2 Year Part-time

This Chaplaincy course is offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

Full-time: Classes take place in MDI on 1 afternoon/evening and 1 day per week and 8 Saturdays throughout the academic year... [-]


M.A. in Ethics - Corporate Responsibility

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time September 2019 Ireland Dublin

The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations. [+]

The MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility) is a specialist pathway within the MA in Ethics offered jointly by Dublin City University and Mater Dei Institute of Education in partnership with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). The pathway is designed to provide participants with the conceptual knowledge and practical skills that are needed to design and manage within organisations the ethical, social and governance aspects of business decision-making and operation. Participants will learn how to apply business ethics concepts and frameworks to the responsible management of organisations.

The programme is offered on a part-time basis over two years. It leads to the award by Dublin City University of the MA in Ethics (Corporate Responsibility). The Corporate Responsibility pathway has been developed as a response to the ongoing demand for knowledge, skills and competence in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Lectures are driven by a creative and active integration between theory and practice, which is facilitated by collaborative group learning, discussions, debate and analysis of various case scenarios. The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing on the expertise of lecturers from MDI, the DCU Institute of Ethics, DCU Business School, the DCU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and practitioners in the field of Business Ethics in Financial Services.... [-]


MA in Ethics

Mater Dei Institute of Education
Campus Part time September 2019 Ireland Dublin

This MA in Ethics course provides participants with knowledge, skills and competence to examine ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas in professional and public life from a wide spectrum of ethical worldviews and theories. The course provides participants with a grounding in the foundations of ethics, human rights and social justice. [+]

The MA in Ethics is jointly run by the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University (DCU) and Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI). This MA in Ethics course provides participants with knowledge, skills and competence to examine ethical issues, challenges and dilemmas in professional and public life from a wide spectrum of ethical worldviews and theories. The course provides participants with a grounding in the foundations of ethics, human rights and social justice. Participants will also develop the necessary ethical analysis and decision-making skills to apply ethical perspectives and principles to real-life and professional dilemmas. As such the programme aims to "add value" to continuing professional development.... [-]


Master in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

Aim of the Programme... [-]


Master in History (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

Accredited modules include Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science, etc. [+]

MA in History

This program consists of six taught modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.Accredited modules include: Revolutionary Ireland, 1789-1803; The American Irish, 1850-1920; Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe; Science and Enlightenment in Early Modern Europe; Race, gender and ethnicity in the United States in historical perspective; The evolution of popular culture 1750-1950; Oral History: Theory and Practice; Image-based research in History; Popular Protest in Pre-Famine Ireland; The Town in Nineteenth Century Ireland; Research methods in History (Core); The Irish Protestant Tradition 1536-1869; Ireland and the Two World Wars; Visualising Ireland; The Churches, Society and the Irish State after 1922.Only 6 modules will be offered in any one year.The current modules are:... [-]


Master in Modern English Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree. [+]

M.A. in Modern English Literature

The English Department in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has offered a highly-successful and popular one-year taught M.A. degree programme in Modern English Literature since September 2002. It is designed for full-time students and we normally accept ten students each year. and the cap on numbers ensures close personal tuition. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.

AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

To widen and deepen student's knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies To enhance students' career opportunities ... [-]