MA Programmes at UCD History

In a recent webinar for UCD College of Arts and Humanities hosted by Emer Beesley, programme directors, and current and former students came together to discuss the Masters options at UCD School of History. Watch now.

UCD School of History is rated in the top 100 for History around the world (QS World Rankings, 2019). Based in the heart of UCD’s main campus and home to a large and diverse group of world-class historians, staff teach a broad range of histories that span the globe, from the early medieval period to the present day. The School of History offers an extensive range of both taught and research graduate programmes in history and in archives management, at Certificate, Diploma, MA, and PhD levels. All courses are offered on both a part time and full time basis.

Taught Masters

MA History courses at University College Dublin offer both a challenging and a rewarding introduction to the advanced study of History. In a recent webinar for UCD College of Arts and Humanities hosted by Emer Beesley, programme directors, and current and former students came together to discuss the various Masters programmes. Watch the webinar now.


Links to individual UCD History MA’s covered in the webinar


Introduction (from 2:14) to MA history programmes with Associate Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne (Graduate Studies Director)


MA Public History segment (from 15:23) with Dr Conor Mulvagh, Emer Beesley, and graduate Sabrina D’Angelo.

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MA Irish History segment (6:33) with Associate Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne

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MA Archives and Records Management (3:36)

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MA European History segment (from 45:41) with Professor William Mulligan, Emer Beesley, and Mairead Barrett.

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MA Global History segment (1:12:55) with Professor William Mulligan, Emer Beesley and graduate Fisayo Akinlude

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MA History of Welfare and Medicine in Society (4:56)

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MA International War Studies segment (58:06) with Professor William Mulligan, Emer Beesley, and Mairead Barrett. 

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MA Medieval Studies (5:42)

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Learn more about the MA programmes in history at UCD at https://www.myucd.ie/