Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021 - University of Limerick

 
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021 - University of Limerick
Taught Postgraduate             GOOD
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Programmes
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                                2019
                                IRISH
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          Taught Postgraduate
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                                                2020-2021
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Contents

                                                                            Introduction                  04

                                                                            How to Apply                   18

                                           Summary of                       Faculty of Arts, Humanities   20
                                           Taught Postgraduate              & Social Sciences
                                           Programmes

                                           The University of Limerick
                                                                            Faculty of Education          62
                                           offers a suite of taught         & Health Sciences
                                           postgraduate programmes.
                                           The entry requirements for the
                                           programmes vary due to the
                                           nature of each subject area.
                                                                            Irish World Academy           110
                                                                            of Music & Dance
                                           The entry requirements are
                                           based on the NQAI (National
                                           Qualifications Authority of      Kemmy Business School         134
                                           Ireland) definition of award
                                           levels, but an approved
                                           professional qualification,      Faculty of Science            162
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                                           equivalent award levels, or
                                                                            & Engineering
                                           recognition of prior learning
                                           (RPL) may also be considered.
                                           In some cases auditions/
                                           portfolios of additional work/
                                           interviews may be required.

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Welcome to the University of Limerick

                                                GOOD
                                                UNIVERSITY
                                                GUIDE
                                                2019
                                                IRISH
                                                UNIVERSITY
                                                OF THE YEAR

                                            Deciding to undertake a postgraduate        We offer 100 programmes across
                                            degree is a big decision. The course you    our faculties, including part-time
                                            study and the institution you choose will   and flexible learning programmes,
                                            be fundamental to your future success.      structured PhD programmes, professional
                                                                                        doctorates, post doctorates, taught
                                            UL is a QS five-star rated university on    and research Master programmes.
                                            the south west coast of Ireland, and our
                                            graduates work in highly-recognised         With a cost of living that’s 38 percent
                                            companies around the globe.                 cheaper than comparable universities,
                                                                                        internationally-renowned programmes,
                                            Our four faculties include:                 world-leading research collaborations,
                                                                                        and an unrivalled employment rate
                                            •   Kemmy Business School                   that has been higher than the national
                                            •   Education & Health Sciences             average for Irish third-level institutions
                                            •   Science & Engineering                   for over 10 years, UL has everything you
                                            •   Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences      need to get ahead in your career.

                                                                                        If you are innovative, enterprising
                                                                                        and ambitious, UL is for you.
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                                                                  How to

                                                                                                                                     Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                  Apply?                Welcome to UL.
                                                                                        Welcome to your future.
                                                   You can apply online by visiting
                                                   ul.ie/graduateschool/how-apply
                                                   to find the information you need.

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Professional Education at UL. The University of Limerick offers a wide range of part-time flexible
                                                                                                                                    delivered professional education programmes and continued professional development opportunities
                                                                                                                                    for individuals and their organisations. Our programmes are designed with the adult and professional
                                                                                                                                    learner in mind whether they want to upskill to progress in their profession or reskill to change career.
                                                                                                                                    We understand that these students have complex needs, juggling work, study and home life and in
                                                                                                                                    response to this, our programmes are delivered flexibly using blended and on-line delivery mechanisms.

                                            Why UL?                                                   Unrivalled                                     Home away                                            Ready-made
                                                                                                      options                                        from home                                            career

                                            More students than ever are going on      • Four faculties:                             • 7 purpose-built student villages, outdoor          • Work experience, internships,
                                            to study at postgraduate level – which      1. Kemmy Business School.                     and indoor entertainment venues, shops,              and graduate programmes – with
                                            means an increasingly competitive                                                         a bank and a bookshop on campus                      industry links and relationships
                                                                                        2. Education & Health Science.
                                            jobs market. A postgraduate award                                                         as well as numerous eating venues.                   with over 1,700 companies.
                                            could be the competitive edge you           3. Science & Engineering.
                                                                                                                                    • A 133-hectares campus that features                • Host to Ireland’s largest annual
                                            need to get ahead of your peers.            4. Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences         Olympic-standard training facilities.                careers fair with over 165 exhibitors
                                                                                           (including Irish World Academy).                                                                and 8,000 jobs on offer.
                                                                                                                                    • A low cost of living, at 38% cheaper
                                            Whether you choose a research or taught   • Over 100 postgraduate programmes.             than other institutions.                           • Multi-partner, academia/industry
                                            postgraduate degree, your university
                                                                                      • A range of available scholarships and       • 70+ clubs and societies.                             collaborative research centres including
                                            should give you actionable insights,
                                                                                        bursaries for postgraduate students.                                                               the Health Research Institute, and
                                            help you establish an expanding                                                         • The University Concert Hall, home
                                                                                      • The world-class Bernal Institute, a                                                                the Bernal Institute, an €86 million
                                            network of contacts, and give you                                                         to the Irish World Academy of
                                                                                        purpose-built research facility with                                                               investment, led by a team of world-
                                            transferable skills and knowledge                                                         Music and Dance, the Irish Chamber
                                                                                        world-leading technology.                                                                          leading scientists and engineers.
                                            to move forward in your career.                                                           Orchestra, and 11 national visual
                                                                                      • The newly extended and refurbished            arts collections of 1,700 artworks.                • 36 research centres based across our
                                            UL offers all of this and more across       Glucksman Library that has doubled                                                                 faculties, and four world-class centres of
                                            our four world-class faculties.             in size to accommodate 2,200 reader                                                                excellence. We offer an extensive range
                                                                                        stations and over 5,000 PC’s.                                                                      of graduate research opportunities.

                                                                                      • The Glucksman Library is the largest
                                                                                        and most technically advanced library
                                                                                        in Ireland. One standout feature is the
                                                                                        ARC (Automated Reserve Collection) -
                                                                                        a 10 metre high book vault with a robotic
                                                                                        crane and with the capacity to store
                                                                                        500,000 volumes in a space 1/9th of
                                                                                                                                                                       Colleen                                             Siobhán
                                                                                        conventional shelving.                                                         Kelly                                               Curley

                                                                                                      A global
                                                                                                      university
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                                                                                                                                    Faculty: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences          Faculty: Science & Engineering

                                                                                                                                    Studying: Master of Laws (General) LLM               Studying: MEng Mechatronics
                                                                                      • UL ranks in the top 3 percent
                                                                                        of universities in the world.               Bio: Originally from America, Colleen                Bio: A UL ‘lifer’, Siobhán completed
                                                                                                                                    has made Limerick home following                     her undergrad in metalwork teaching
                                                                                      • 15,000 students.
                                                                                                                                    stints spent studying in Pennsylvania                before moving to the emerging field of
                                                                                      • 2,700 international students,
                                                                                                                                    and England.                                         Mechatronics.
                                                                                        from 100 countries.
                                                                                      • 400 partner universities in 38 countries.   What’s next? Colleen intends to become a             What’s next? Siobhán wants to work at the
                                                                                                                                    judge and work in prison reform.                     forefront of engineering, in research and
                                                                                                                                                                                         development.
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Why UL?                                                                                                                                                      Why UL?

                                                                                                                                         Sport                           Campus

                                                                                                                                                 Ireland’s Premier            133-hectare
                                                                                                                                                 Sporting Campus              parkland campus

                                                                                                                                                 Ireland’s only Indoor        6th in the world for a
                                                                                                                                                 Rowing Tank                  suburban campus in
                                                                                                                                                                              the UI Green Metric
                                                                                                                                                 Ireland’s First              World University
                                                                                                                                                 University-based             Ranking 2018
                                                                                                                                                 Golf Academy
                                                                                                                                                                              Green Campus under
                                                                                                                                                 Ireland’s First              the themes of Energy,
                                                                                                                                                 Olympic Standard             travel, transport
                                                                                                                                                 50m Pool                     and biodiversity
                                                                                                                                                                              *Foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                              Environmental Education.
                                                                   Reaching                                      Engineering                     25 metre Diving Pool

                                                                   for the stars                                 brilliance                      Ireland’s only 4G
                                                                                                                                                                              Irish National Walking
                                                                   Dr. Norah Patten                              Professor Michael                                            & Cycling Campus
                                                                                                                                                 Pitches
                                                                                                                 Zaworotko                                                    of 2017
                                                                                                                                                 Training Centre for
                                                                                                                                                                              Road Safety Authority
                                                                                                                                                 Munster Rugby
                                                                                                                                                                              National Best Campus
                                            Title: Scientist-Astronaut Candidate and     Title: Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                              2015-2017
                                            Aeronautical Engineer                                                                                Home to SWIM
                                                                                         Bio: Professor Zaworotko is a British-
                                            Bio: Originally from Co. Mayo, Dr. Patten    Canadian chemist and, as per Reuters, one
                                                                                                                                                 Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                              2018 Curriculum
                                            is one of 12 participants from around the    of the 20 most cited chemists in the world.
                                                                                                                                                                              Development Award
                                            world who takes part in the prestigious                                                              Outdoor Pursuits
                                                                                         With decades of experience in teaching                                               Winners at the Smarter
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                                            scientist-astronaut training programme
                                                                                         in universities around the world, Professor
                                                                                                                                                 Climbing Wall
                                            in Florida.                                                                                                                       Travel Awards 2018
                                                                                         Zaworotko currently serves as Bernal Chair
                                            Her interest in space sparked at 11 when     of Crystal Engineering & Science Foundation             700,000 Annual
                                            she visited NASA on a family trip, and she   of Ireland Research Professor at UL.                    visitors to UL
                                            went on to earn her PhD in Aeronautical                                                              Sports Arena
                                                                                         He has published over 390 peer reviewed
                                            Engineering from UL.
                                                                                         papers, review articles and patents that have
                                            She’s currently a faculty member at the      been cited over 35,500 times. He currently
                                            International Space University.              serves as Associate Editor of the ACS
                                                                                         published journal Crystal Growth & Design.

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Why UL?

                                            Student life

                                            A bustling campus with an international feel,   “We had a CV clinic, a module on
                                            UL is home to 15,000 students. The seven         professional skills and professional
                                            student villages and endless amenities           development. An entire module
                                            helps it feel like home.
                                                                                             was devoted to getting equipped
                                            UL’s six on-campus student villages are          to apply for these jobs. Along with
                                            within a 10-minute walk to the main lecture      that, we met with people from the
                                            theatres, student services, restaurants and      likes of Musgrave, Lidl, Enterprise
                                            retail outlets while Troy, UL’s off-campus
                                            student village, is only a 15-minute walk to
                                                                                             Rent-A-Car
                                            campus.                                         …I don’t know if I would have got
                                                                                             that opportunity elsewhere.”
                                            Postgraduate students have access to
                                            postgrad-only facilities and longer let stays
                                                                                            – Steph Creaner, MA in Work and           UL has it all                                 An international
                                                                                             Organisational Psychology
                                            over the summer at a discounted rate, as                                                                                                university
                                            well as the host of amenities on campus.

                                            From sporting to cultural events to nightlife            For more information about
                                            and restaurants, Limerick is a vibrant and               renting in Limerick and how to   While your core goal may be to study for          Students from
                                            affordable city with something to offer every            apply to live on-campus, visit   your postgraduate, UL’s range of facilities       100 countries.
                                            student.                                                                                  offer a vibrant on-campus experience
                                                                                                     studentliving.ul.ie
                                                                                                                                      including:
                                                                                                                                                                                        1 in 5 UL students are
                                                                                                                                      • A farmer’s market every Tuesday.                international.
                                                                                                                                      • The Student Centre, a hub
                                                                                                                                        where students meet, relax,                     400 partner universities
                                                                                                                                        and check out societies.                        in 38 countries.
                                                                                                                                      • An on-campus convenience store.
                                                                                                                                      • The UL Sport Arena, Ireland’s largest           Voted 1st in Ireland by
                                                                                                                                        indoor sporting complex, its events,
                                                                                                                                                                                        international students for:
                                                                                                                                        exhibitions, and training space
                                                                                                                                        including a 60m indoor sprint track             English Language Support,
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                                                                                                                                        and Ireland’s only Olympic-sized pool,          Campus Environment,
                                                                                                                                        alongside a new diving pool too.                Social & Cultural Student
                                                                                                                                      • Outdoor music performances are                  Integration, Accommodation
                                                                                                                                        often held in King John’s Castle and
                                                                                                                                                                                        Support*.
                                                                                                                                        the Milk Market, Limerick City.
                                                                                                                                      • Riverfest every May bank holiday
                                                                                                                                        weekend and larger festivals including          Top 10 for academic English &
                                                                                                                                        the renowned St. Patrick’s Day Festival.        Learning Support in Europe*.

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Unrivalled research opportunities

                                            While on-campus amenities, a lower cost of
                                            living, and a bustling city backdrop are all major
                                            advantages to studying at UL, the true benefit is
                                            in our world-leading research facilities, innovative
                                            environment, and academic expertise.

                                            Unrivalled research opportunities

                                            429    labratories
                                                   including teaching,
                                                                                 182   Research collaborations
                                                                                       with industry
                                                   research, specialist and
                                                   high-tech facilities.
                                                                                       Home to the
                                                                                       Titan Themis
                                                   University-founded                  a double-corrected
                                                   spin-out companies                  monochromated
                                                   sold €100 million+                  Transmission Electron
                                                   including the biggest               Microscope. It’s the only
                                                   spin-out company in the             microscope of its kind in
                                                   history of the Irish state.         Ireland and one of few in
                                                                                       the world.
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                                                   Awarded the Athena
                                                   SWAN bronze award                   A newly established
                                                   for best practice in                Science Zone which
                                                   recruiting, retaining               includes purpose-
                                                   and promoting women                 built research centres
                                                   in STEMM.                           including the Analog
                                                                                       Devices Building.

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A Research-led University

                                            UL is home to multi-partner, academia/industry
                                            collaborative research centres including:
                                            The Bernal Institute                           The Health Research Institute
                                            is an €86 million investment in research       focuses on the themes of lifestyle and
                                            excellence led by a team of world-leading      health, health service delivery, and
                                            scientists and engineers in areas including    technology-supporting health and well-
                                            advanced materials, fluid dynamics and         being through combining the expertise
                                            manufacturing and process engineering.         of UL faculty and Irish and international
                                                                                           healthcare partners.

                                            UL is home to 3 national Science Foundation
                                            Ireland research centres including:

                                            LERO - The Irish Software        SSPC – the Synthesis and      Confirm
                                            Research Centre                  Solid State Pharmaceutical    Ireland’s Research Centre
                                            brings together leading          Centre                        for Smart Manufacturing
                                            software research teams          works to position Ireland     Technology is located on
                                            from higher education            as a global hub for           the University of Limerick
                                            institutes to collaborate with   process innovation and        campus. The centre             UL research strengths
                                            industry, state agencies,        advanced manufacturing        benefits from 42 different
                                            educational bodies and           in the pharma industry,       industry partnerships
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                                            international collaborators      focused on developing         across MNC and SME
                                            and is one of the most highly    more environmentally          sectors and 16 international         Software          Health           Materials
                                            regarded software related        sustainable methods           Collaborations.
                                            research centres in the          for drug manufacturing,
                                            world.                           increasing the range of
                                                                             medicines available to the
                                                                             public and reducing drug                                           Advanced               Applied mathematical
                                                                             manufacturing costs.                                               manufacturing          sciences

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Our students are from
                                            all over the world

                                                             Belfast

                                                  Galway      Dublin

                                              Limerick

                                                                       London

                                            Only 30 minutes
                                            drive from Shannon
                                            International Airport

                                                                                Why you’ll love Limerick
                                                                                Situated on the banks of the beautiful River    Dance, RTÉ Lyric FM, and the Lime Tree         companies offer affordable fares to
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                                                                                Shannon, Limerick is a historic city that’s     Theatre, alongside a rich tradition of         Dublin airport, Dublin city centre,
                                                                                been revitalised as a sci-tech hub              literature, culture, arts, and music.          Killarney and many other destinations.
                                                                                and a bustling centre of culture.
                                                                                                                                Limerick is well serviced by bus and trains    To top it all off, Limerick is the gateway
                                                                                Limerick’s big selling point is its value for   and is only 20 minutes from Shannon            to the Wild Atlantic Way, a beautiful,
                                                                                money: with rent prices costing 50 percent      Airport, while UL itself is just 5km outside   rugged coastal route that includes
                                                                                less than in Dublin and 25 percent less         of the city – a 15-minute cycle or bus ride.   the nearby Cliffs of Moher.
                                                                                than Cork.
                                                                                                                                Regular buses pick-up and drop-off             If you’re looking for hobbies, Limerick has
                                                                                Limerick is a cultural mecca with UL’s          at the Stables on UL’s campus, linking         plenty of those too, with everything from
                                                                                own Irish World Academy of Music and            students all over Ireland. Private bus         cycling to kayaking and hill walking.
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How to apply

                                           Thinking of choosing UL for your postgrad?
                                           The application process is simple:

                                                                                  2. Check closing
                                                    1. Choose your
                                                                                     date for the
                                                      programme
                                                                                     programme

                                                     4. Have your                   4. Have your
                                                    3. supporting
                                                       Apply online                 supporting
                                                   documentation
                                                     at www.ul.ie                 documentation
                                                   ready to upload                ready to upload

                                                      5. Pay the
                                                    application fee                6. Submit your
                                                    (€35 online / €40 bank           application
                                                       draft or cheque)
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                                           All courses have a minimum entry requirement and an English language
                                           requirement, so please check the prospectus before applying.

                                           We look forward to welcoming
                                           you to your future.
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—Arts,                                                       Arts,
                                                                                                        Humanities
                                           Humanities                                                   & Social
                                                                                                        Sciences
                                           & Social
                                           Sciences                                   The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and
                                                                                      Social Sciences is a vibrant centre
                                                                                      of critical thinking and a generator
                                           Departments
                                           & Schools
                                                                                      of nationally and internationally
                                                                                      esteemed scholarship.
                                           — English, Irish & Communication

                                           — History                                  It prides itself on the quality of    The mission of the Faculty of Arts,
                                                                                      its teaching and its commitment       Humanities and Social Sciences is
                                           — Law                                      to research in a disciplinary and     to create knowledge and a better
                                                                                      interdisciplinary context where       world. The faculty prides itself
                                           — Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics   debate and discussion are integral    on the quality of its teaching and
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                                           — Politics & Public Administration         features in the development of        its commitment to research and
                                                                                      knowledge and of analytical skills.   places a strong emphasis on the
                                           — Sociology                                                                      role of debate and discussion in
                                                                                                                            the development of knowledge
                                           — Irish World Academy of Music & Dance                                           and analytical skills.

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                                                                                                      MA in Technical Communications
                                                                                                      and E-Learning

                                                                                                      Seán Daffy
                                                                                                                I am a postgrad student here in         programme is excellent, there are
                                                                                                                UL studying the MA in Technical         aspects I thought would never be
                                                                                                                Communication and E-Learning            part of it and the programme itself
                                                                                                                part-time. This is a career change      is very interesting and engaging.
                                                                                                                for me because I was a working          I find with this programme
                                                                                                                archaeologist and lecturer with         you have to dedicate two and a
                                                                                                                a PhD. I am living in Galway so I       half working days a week to it
                                                                                                                am studying online and attending        otherwise you might not get the
                                                                                                                workshops in UL, it’s what they         most out of it.
                                                                                                                call blended learning and it works      This MA is within the humanities
                                                                                                                really well. I didn’t want to leave     stream and there is a structured
                                                                                                                Galway, my wife has a permanent         approach to it making it quite
                                                                                                                job, we have two daughters and          enjoyable. This programme is
                                                                                                                we are living in a beautiful place.     about technical writing, content
                                                                                                                My decision to do this programme        writing and information design.
                                                                                                                was focused on employment, I            If you like and are interested
                                                                                                                wanted something to get me a            in design and how different
                                                                                                                job and that would be family-           elements work together this
                                                                                                                friendly. I know people who did         programme is for you.
                                                                                                                the programme before, fellow            It’s the process, the approach in
                                                                                                                students last year who did the          UL that has impressed me, people
                                                   This MA complemented my skills and I                         technical writing cert and they
                                                                                                                are all getting jobs.
                                                                                                                                                        talk about standards all the time
                                                                                                                                                        but it’s the approach that sets the
                                                   didn’t feel like I was starting from square                  This MA complemented my skills          standards. Good standards come
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                                                                                                                and I didn’t feel like I was starting   about because institutions put in
                                                   one again. Technical Communication and                       from square one again. Technical        place the processes that students
                                                                                                                Communication and E-Learning            need to achieve good standards.
                                                   E-Learning appealed to me as I have an                       appealed to me as I have an
                                                                                                                interest in podcasts and creative
                                                   interest in podcasts and creative and                        and educational content. With a
                                                   educational content.                                         lot of the projects I am working
                                                                                                                on I use my previous experience
                                                                                                                as an archaeology lecturer as my
                                                                                                                own subject matter to keep my
                                           Seán Daffy MA in Technical Communications and E-Learning             love of archaeology alive. The
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                                           — English, Irish & Communication                                                                                                                    — English, Irish & Communication

                                           Creative Writing, MA                                                                           English, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time                                                                              1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part-Time

                                           This programme enables                 the requirements of the submission                      The MA English programme broadens and              resources. Importantly, the programme
                                           students to develop their skills in    and publication process. Through                        deepens learner knowledge of literatures           offers the opportunity for advanced
                                           creative writing through careful       coursework students will consider                       in English, literary and cultural theory, and      studies in English literature and the
                                           consideration of the work of           the role of plot, characterization,                     textual practices.                                 chance to complete a substantial original
                                           established writers; through           dialogue, and point-of-view in                          The programme affords students the                 research thesis. Ultimately, students of
                                           study of the elements and formal       crafting compelling fiction and                         opportunity and skills for independent             this programme graduate with enhanced
                                           structures of a piece of creative      drama; they will consider how                           research and self-directed learning, while         career opportunities in a variety of fields,
                                           writing; through assignments           figurative language, syntax, rhythm                     enhancing analytical and critical thinking         including the knowledge and skills
                                           that enable students to employ         and imagery contribute to a poem’s                      skills and instructing learners in the use         required to advance to doctoral degree
                                           and master strategies for revision     meaning; they will learn the different                  of traditional and technological research          studies.
                                           and refinement of their work;          conventions associated with non-
                                           and through an understanding of        fictional forms.                                        Programme Content

                                                                                                                                          Autumn Semester                        Spring Semester                      Summer Semester
                                           Programme Content
                                                                                                                                          • Literary and Cultural Theory         • Research Methods in Literary       • Dissertation
                                           Autumn Semester                        Spring Semester                    Summer Semester      • Advanced Editing: Creating             and Cultural Studies               • Thesis research
                                                                                                                                            a Literary Journal                   • Advanced Editing 2:                  and writing
                                           • Applied Writing and Editing Skills   • Elements of Narrative and Drama • Dissertation                                                 Creating a Literary Journal
                                           • Creative Writing 1                   • Creative Writing II               portfolio 15,000    Electives (choose two)
                                           • Project Development                  • Individual Writing Project        words of creative   • Literary Modernism                   Electives (choose two)
                                             for Creative Writers                                                     writing             • Gender & Sexuality                   • Politics and American Literature
                                                                                  Electives Choose 1:                                       in Irish Writing                     • Post-colonial Theory
                                           Electives Choose 1:                    • Issues in Modern &                                    • Literature of Migration                and Literature
                                           • Literary Modernism                     Contemporary Poetry                                   • Cultural Constructions               • Feminist Literary
                                           • Gender & Sexuality in Irish          • Politics & American Literature                          of the Past                            Theory: Perspectives on
                                             Writing Literature                   • Post-Colonial Theory                                  • Literature, Film, and                  Women & Literature
                                           • Literature, Film & Human Rights        & Literature                                            Human Rights                         • Utopian Theory and Texts
                                           • Literature of Migration              • Feminist Literary Theory                                                                     • Textual Constructions
                                           • Comparative Literature: Cultural     • Textual Constructions                                                                          of Cultural Identity
                                             Constructions of the Past              of Cultural Identity                                                                         • Issues in Modern and
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                                           • Principals of Professional and       • Utopian Theory & Texts                                                                         Contemporary Poetry
                                             Technical Communication              • Workplace Issues in                                                                          • Irish Americas in
                                             and Information Design                 Technical and Professional                                                                     Literature and Culture
                                                                                    Communication                                                                                • Situating Irish Gothic

                                           CONTACT              Course Director                                                           CONTACT              Course Director

                                                                Prof Joseph O’Connor                                                                           Dr Tina O’Toole
                                                                Tel: +353 (0) 61 202623                                                                        Tel: +353 (0) 61 234269
                                                                Email: joseph.oconnor@ul.ie                                                                    Email: tina.o’toole@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                         Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — English, Irish & Communication                                    NEW FOR 2020

                                           Global Irish Studies, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

                                           The MA in Global Irish Studies brings
                                           together a wide range of historical,
                                           literary, and musical disciplines to
                                           examine the interconnected notions of
                                           local and global Irishness. By exploring
                                           the global positioning of Irish identity
                                           and culture we aim to bring fresh
                                           perspectives to the understanding
                                           of Irish identities and cultures.

                                           Programme Content

                                           Autumn Semester                       Spring Semester                    Summer Semester

                                           • Global Irish Studies: Core          • Global Irish Studies 2:          • Global Irish
                                             Issues and Texts                      Literatures and Contexts           Studies
                                           • Global Irish Studies Research       • Global Irish Studies Research      Dissertation
                                             Seminar 1                             Seminar 2

                                            Students must choose two               Students must choose two
                                            modules among the following:           modules among the following:
                                                                                 • Irish Americas in
                                           • Literature of Migration               Literature and Culture
                                           • Gender and Sexuality                • Situating Irish Gothic
                                             in Irish Literature                 • People on the Move:
                                           • Graduate Seminar in Irish             Studying Migration
                                             Cultural History                    • Irish Folklore, Oral Tradition
                                           • Sex, Family and Gender                and Ethnology
                                             in Eighteenth-Century               • Textual Constructions
                                             Britain and Ireland                   of Cultural Identity
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                           Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                           • Framing Irish Music: Sources        • The ‘Long War’ in
                                             and Discourses 1                      Ireland, 1968-98
                                                                                 • Framing Irish Music:
                                                                                   Sources and Discourses 2

                                           CONTACT             Course Director

                                                               Dr. Christina Morin
                                                               Tel: +353 (0) 61 234111
                                                               Email: Christina.Morin@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                           Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — English, Irish & Communication

                                           Journalism, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

                                           Incorporating MA in Journalism, Sport pathway (New)

                                           The MA in Journalism is a one          The application of these skills
                                           year full-time, or two year part-      across print, broadcast and
                                           time programme. Students               multimedia journalism is a major
                                           will learn vital professional          part of the course. Students will
                                           skills including: news and             also examine the role of journalism
                                           feature writing; broadcasting;         in society and study media law, as
                                           multimedia journalism;                 well as hearing leading Irish and
                                           interviewing; investigative            international media commentators
                                           reporting and research methods.        discuss current affairs.

                                           Programme Content

                                           Autumn Semester                        Spring Semester

                                           • Journalistic Writing for News        • Advanced Journalistic
                                           • Professional Skills for                Writing (News and Features)
                                             Journalism and Team Project          • Investigating Current Issues
                                           • Introduction to Broadcasting           in Irish Journalism
                                             and Media Law                        • Researching Media
                                                                                  • Broadcasting and
                                                                                    Multimedia Journalism

                                           MA in Journalism, Sport pathway
                                           Autumn Semester                        Spring Semester

                                           • Journalistic Writing, Sport          • Advanced Sports Writing
                                           • Sports Communications                • Media, Sport and Society
                                           • Introduction to                      • Advanced broadcasting, Sport
                                             Broadcasting, Sport                  • Researching Media
                                           • Media Law
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                             Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                           CONTACT              Course Director

                                                                Fergal Quinn
                                                                Tel: +353 (0) 61 233670
                                                                Email: fergal.quinn@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                                  Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — English, Irish & Communication                                                                                                                  — English, Irish & Communication

                                           Technical Communication & E-Learning, MA                                                       Technical Communication & E-Learning, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time                                                        Part Time programme content

                                           Offered on-campus and online

                                           The MA in Technical Communication and         and responsive” and exceeds students’
                                           E-Learning focuses on online content          expectations.
                                           development for technical and professional
                                           communication, and e-learning. UL has run     The MA in Technical Communication and
                                           programmes in technical communication         E-Learning is offered full-time over one-year,
                                           and instructional design for over 20 years.   or part-time over two years. Alternatively,
                                           This MA programme won the Grad Ireland        it is possible to pursue this qualification
                                           Best Postgraduate Course (Arts and            through online/blended study (either full-
                                           Humanities) in 2018 and 2019. The judges      time or part-time).
                                           observed that the programme is “engaged

                                           Programme Content                                                                              YEAR 1

                                           Autumn Semester                       Spring Semester                   Summer Semester        Autumn Semester                       Spring Semester                Summer Semester

                                           • Principles of Professional and      • Workplace Issues in             • Dissertation/        • TW5211 Principles of Professional   • TW5212 Workplace Issues in   • (No modules
                                             Technical Communication               Technical and Professional        Project                and Technical Communication           Technical and Professional     in the summer
                                             and Information Design                Communication                                            and Information Design                Communication                  semester of
                                           • Instructional Design                • E-Learning Theories                                    • EL6041 Instructional Design         • EL6072 Interactive             year one)
                                           • Theory of Technical                   and Practices                                                                                  Courseware Workshop
                                             Communication                       • Interactive Courseware
                                           • Research Methods in Technical         Workshop                                               YEAR 2
                                             Communication and E-Learning        • Learning and Collaboration
                                                                                                                                          Autumn Semester                       Spring Semester                Spring Semester
                                                                                   Technologies
                                                                                                                                          • TW5221 Theory of Technical          • EL6052 E-Learning            • EL6013
                                                                                                                                            Communication                         Theories and Practices         Dissertation/
                                                                                                                                          • RM6031 Research Methods             • EL6082 Learning and            Project
                                                                                                                                            in Technical Communication            Collaboration Technologies
                                                                                                                                            and E-Learning
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                           CONTACT             Course Director                                                            CONTACT

                                                               Dr Ann Marcus Quinn
                                                               Tel: +353 (0) 61 202292
                                                               Email: Ann.Marcus.Quinn@ul.ie

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                                                                                              Journalism, MA

                                                                                              Kathryn Hayes
                                                                                                        I am a lecturer in Journalism         including Morning Ireland, the
                                                                                                        in UL responsible for a number        News at One and Drive Time.
                                                                                                        of modules in the Masters in          I believe one of the constants in
                                                                                                        Journalism programmes. These          journalism’s future is the ability
                                                                                                        modules focus on developing           to tell a story, regardless of the
                                                                                                        professional news reporting and       platform; this is at the core of my
                                                                                                        writing skills for print journalism   teaching philosophy. I believe
                                                                                                        and multimedia platforms. I am        in equipping our students with
                                                                                                        also responsible for the delivery     the knowledge and the tools to
                                                                                                        of the Journalism team project        find and tell stories; developing
                                                                                                        where fourth year and post            critical minds alongside the
                                                                                                        graduate students produce the         practical skill sets. Truth, trust and
                                                                                                        Limerick Voice, a website and         verification are also at the centre
                                                                                                        local newspaper.                      of my teaching approach, which is
                                                                                                        I have 18 years industry              practice based and research led.
                                                                                                        experience as a working               I believe that learning is not
                                                                                                        journalist. I started work in         confined to the classroom so
                                                                                                        local newspapers such as the          I bring journalism students to
                                                                                                        Limerick Leader and the Limerick      report on court sittings, press
                                                                                                        edition of the Evening Echo.          conferences, and national and
                                                                                                        In 2003 I established a news          local government meetings. I
                                                   I believe in equipping our students with             agency providing Limerick
                                                                                                        based news to national and
                                                                                                                                              really enjoy applying the theory to
                                                                                                                                              the practice and to see students
                                                   the knowledge and the tools to find and              international news organisations.     respond and react to that. By
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                       Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                        I worked primarily as a Limerick      encouraging students to develop
                                                   tell stories; developing critical minds              correspondent for the Irish Times,    their portfolio while at college
                                                                                                        Irish Independent and the Irish       they are demonstrating exactly
                                                   alongside the practical skill sets.                  Examiner. During the same period      the kind of graduate attributes
                                                                                                        I worked as a Limerick stringer for   employers seek when recruiting.
                                                                                                        RTÉ working with Cathy Halloran,
                                                                                                        the mid-west correspondent
                                                                                                        for RTÉ. I have appeared as
                                                                                                        a panellist on TV3’s Tonight
                                                                                                        with Vincent Browne and have
                                           Kathryn Hayes Journalism, MA                                 contributed to radio programmes
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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                 Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — English, Irish & Communication                                                                                                                              — History

                                           Technical Writing (Distance Learning),                                       Public History & Cultural Heritage, MA (Online)
                                           Graduate Certificate                                                         1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time
                                           2 Years, Part Time

                                           The aim of this distance learning     emphasises that the job of a           The Public History and Cultural Heritage MA       industry/academia partnerships. The
                                           programme is to offer flexible        technical writer entails more than     programme provides a structured academic          online delivery of the programme enables
                                           access to certification through       writing - graphics, cultural issues,   approach to the practice of history in a public   prospective students whether already
                                           distance learning for people who      layout and design all play a part      setting through modern models of online           working in public cultural institutions, or
                                           lack qualifications in Technical      and students receive tuition on all    learning. This programme has been developed       employed in other sectors of the economy,
                                           Communication. This programme         of these areas.                        to include a combination of conceptual,           the opportunity to acquire a globally
                                                                                                                        methodological and practice-based modules,        recognised postgraduate qualification. It
                                                                                                                        thus broadening the student’s intellectual and    will appeal to new graduates and history
                                           Programme Content                                                            scholarly experience. The programme offers a      teachers seeking continuing professional
                                                                                                                        globally recognised postgraduate qualification    development (CPD) opportunities. As an
                                           Year 1                                                                       in a cutting-edge area of historical practice     online programme it provides prospective
                                           Autumn Semester                         Spring Semester                      and provides opportunities to expand              students complete flexibility.

                                           • Content                               • Workplace Issues in Technical
                                           • Principles of Professional &            & Professional Communication       Programme Content
                                             Technical Communication &
                                             Information Design                                                         Autumn Semester                                                       Summer Semester
                                                                                                                        4 modules: All Compulsory      Spring Semester                        1 Compulsory Module

                                                                                                                        • Introduction to Public       • MA History Dissertation Writing      • Dissertation
                                            Year 2 programme content:                                                     History: Theory & Practice   • Public History Internship (this      (15,000-20,000 words)
                                            • Instructional Design.               • Interactive Courseware              • MA History Research            module may be taken by current
                                                                                    Workshop                              Methodology                    Public History practitioners
                                                                                                                        • Digital Humanities             as a ‘reflective practice’)
                                                                                                                        • Graduate Seminar in          • MA History Research Seminar
                                                                                                                          Irish Cultural History

                                                                                                                        Elective Options:

                                                                                                                        • The Country House in
                                                                                                                          Ireland: Class, Gender
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                          & Culture", "Writing
                                                                                                                          Skills Methodology OR
                                                                                                                          People on the Move
                                                                                                                          Studying Migration

                                           CONTACT             Course Director                                          CONTACT             Course Director
                                                               Elaine Walsh                                                                 Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam
                                                               Tel: +353 (0) 61 213021                                                      Tel: 353 (0)61 202199
                                                               Email: elaine.walsh@ul.ie                                                    Email: karol.mullaney-dignam@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                                            Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     — History

                                           History, MA                                                                                           History of Family, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time                                                                                     1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

                                           This is a one year, full-time course at MA level.   present the results of substantial                The central purpose of the MA in the History       the art of academic writing and develop
                                           On completion of the programme the student          independent research in a selected topic. In      of the Family is to combine the strengths          advanced research skills through in-class
                                           will have acquired the ability to identify and      addition, an elective Public History              of two traditions: that of the independent         training and via field trips to libraries and
                                           evaluate significant issues in contemporary         Internship affords students an opportunity        researcher into family history and that of         archives conducted in both semesters. By
                                           historiographical discourse, a specialist           to gain experience in partner museums and         established disciplines in history particularly    the end of the course successful students
                                           knowledge of a select number of substantive         archives. The aim of the programme is to          the well- developed sub discipline of the          will have acquired the necessary skills to
                                           historical themes studied through three             enhance the historical understanding and          history of the family. The objective is a          present historical research to a publication
                                           elective modules, the ability to identify, locate   skills of graduates in history, to extend their   history that is fully contextualised, culturally   standard, and to conduct historical
                                           and evaluate a range of primary and secondary       capacity for historical research and thereby      significant and academically grounded. Over        research at a doctoral level.
                                           sources relevant to the understanding of a          provide an appropriate basis for advanced         the course of the year students will master
                                           selected research topic and a capacity to           research up to, and including, doctoral level.

                                           Programme Content                                                                                     Programme Content

                                           Autumn Semester                         Spring Semester                       Summer Semester         Autumn Semester                    Spring Semester                     Summer Semester

                                           • Research Methodology                  • Historical Research Seminar         • Dissertation 2        Core Modules:                      Core Modules:                       Core Modules:
                                           • Concepts and Methods                  • Dissertation 1                                              • Introduction to the              • History research seminar          • Dissertation 2
                                                                                   • MA History Dissertation Writing                               History of Family                • Dissertation 1
                                           Choose two of the following                                                                           • MA research methodology          • Dissertation writing in history
                                           elective modules:                       Choose one of the following                                                                        of family
                                                                                   elective modules:                                              Choose two of the following
                                                                                                                                                  elective modules:                  Choose one of the following
                                           • Linking families to communities
                                                                                   • People on the Move:                                                                             elective modules:
                                           • Graduate seminar in
                                             Irish cultural history                  studying migration                                          • Linking families to
                                           • Sex, family and gender                • The ‘Long War’ in                                             communities                      • People on the move:
                                             in eighteenth-century                   Ireland, 1968 - 98                                          • Graduate seminar in Irish          studying migration
                                             Ireland and Britain                   • Public history internship                                     cultural history (online)        • Public history internship
                                           • Art and Power in the Age of                                                                         • Sex, family and gender           • The ‘Long War’ in
                                             the Tudors and Stuarts                                                                                in wighteenth-century              Ireland, 1968-98
                                           • Optional module:                                                                                      Ireland and Britain’
                                             Beginners’ Ecclesiastical                                                                           • Art and Power in the Age
                                             Latin” for Autumn Semester                                                                            of the Tudors and Stuarts
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                                                 • University & Society,
                                                                                                                                                   1500-1789

                                           CONTACT               Course Director                                                                 CONTACT              Course Director

                                                                 Dr Richard Kirwan                                                                                    Dr Ciara Breathnach
                                                                 Tel : +353 (0) 61 202928                                                                             Tel: +353 (0) 61 233166
                                                                 Email: richard.kirwan@ul.ie                                                                          Email: ciara.breathnach@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                                       Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — History                                                                                                                                                                           — History

                                           History of Family (Online), MA                                                                   Local History
                                           1 Year, Full Time                                                                                2 Years, Part Time

                                           The central purpose of this programme is         the art of academic writing and develop         Reconstructing the life                and scholarship and there is
                                           to combine the strengths of two traditions:      advanced research skills through in-class       and dinnseanchas of local              a growing awareness that its
                                           that of the independent researcher into          training and via field trips to libraries and   communities in the past fulfils a      practice can benefit from the
                                           family history and that of established           archives conducted in both semesters. By        real need in people who identify       broader paradigms and the
                                           disciplines in history particularly the well     the end of the course successful students       with or belong to that locality.       research methods used in history
                                           developed sub discipline of the history of       will have acquired the necessary skills to      Though long regarded primarily         and the human sciences.
                                           the family. The objective is a history that is   present historical research to a publication    as the territory of the antiquarian
                                           fully contextualised, culturally significant     standard, and to conduct historical research    and the leisured scholar, local
                                           and academically grounded. Over the              at a doctoral level.                            history is moving in from the
                                           course of the year students will master                                                          margins of university teaching

                                           Programme Content                                                                                Programme Content

                                           Autumn Semester                         Spring Semester                    Summer Semester       Year 1                                 Year 1 Summer Semester             Year 2

                                           • Introduction to the                   • History Research Seminar         • Dissertation II     • Foundation course: scope,            • Dissertation                     • Dissertation
                                             History of Family                     • Dissertation I                                           sources and methods
                                           • Linking Families to Communities       • People on the move:                                      in local history
                                           • MA research methodology                 studying migration                                     • Reading the landscape:
                                           • Graduate seminar in                   • Dissertation writing in                                  sources and methods in
                                             Irish cultural history                  history of family                                        historical geography
                                                                                                                                            • Sources and cases in
                                                                                                                                              modern Irish society
                                                                                                                                            • Local studies, archaeology
                                                                                                                                              and material culture
                                                                                                                                            • The excluded voice
                                                                                                                                            • Methods and cases in oral
                                                                                                                                              history and bealoideas
                                                                                                                                            • Computing, databases
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                                              and quantitative research
                                                                                                                                              in local history

                                           CONTACT              Course Director                                                             CONTACT              Course Director

                                                                Dr Ciara Breathnach                                                                              Dr David Fleming
                                                                Tel: +353 (0) 61 233166                                                                          Tel: +353 (0) 61 233795
                                                                Email: ciara.breathnach@ul.ie                                                                    Email: david.fleming@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                               Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — Law

                                           Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice LLM/MA                                                     Law, Human Rights in Criminal Justice LLM/MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time                                                          Part Time programme structure

                                           The LLM/MA in Human Rights in Criminal         rights law in the field of criminal justice. In
                                                                                                                                            YEAR 1
                                           Justice is designed to give graduates an       addition to an understanding of the human
                                           understanding of the interaction between       rights protection mechanisms in this context,     Autumn Semester                 Spring Semester
                                           human rights and criminal justice in the       students will address the question of how
                                           21st century and knowledge of the legal        human rights law can be enforced. Students        • LA6001 Advanced Legal         • LA6132 International
                                           actors, supervisory bodies and institutions    will also develop important transferable skills     Research Skills (Core)          Criminal Law
                                           central to the field. Students will be given   including analytical, research, communication                                     • LA6142 Policing and
                                           an in-depth understanding of the legal         and report writing skills.                          One elective from:              Human Rights
                                           regimes operating at national, regional                                                          • LA5153 Comparative            • LA4052 Criminology
                                           and global levels and sources of human                                                             International Protection      • LA6062 Comparative and
                                                                                                                                              of Human Rights Law             European Criminal Justice
                                                                                                                                            • LA6111 Criminal Justice       • LA6161 Regulatory Crime
                                           Programme Content                                                                                  Processes and Sentencing      • LA6182 Using Evidence to
                                                                                                                                            • LA6121 Law of the European      Improve Societal Outcomes
                                           Autumn Semester                        Spring Semester                   Summer Semester           Convention of Human Rights      in the Real World
                                                                                                                                            • LA6052 Penology               • LA6192 Hate Crime
                                           • Advanced Legal Research Skills       • Dissertation Methodology        • Dissertation
                                                                                                                                              and Victimology               • LA6202 Youth Crime

                                           Three electives from:                  Three electives from:
                                           • Comparative International            • International Criminal Law                              YEAR 2
                                             Protection of Human Rights Law       • Policing and Human Rights
                                           • Criminal Justice Processes           • Criminology                                             Autumn Semester                 Spring Semester                 Spring Semester
                                             and Sentencing                       • Comparative and European                                Two electives (not previously   • LA6002 Dissertation           • Dissertation
                                           • Law of the European                    Criminal Justice                                        taken) from:                      Methodology (Core)
                                             Convention of Human Rights           • Regulatory Crime                                                                        • One elective (not
                                           • Penology and Victimology             • Using evidence to improve                               • LA5153 Comparative              previously taken) from:
                                                                                    societal outcomes in                                      International Protection      • LA6132 International
                                                                                    the real world                                            of Human Rights Law             Criminal Law
                                                                                  • Hate crime                                              • LA6111 Criminal Justice       • LA6142 Policing and
                                                                                  • Youth crime                                               Processes and Sentencing        Human Rights
                                                                                                                                            • LA6121 Law of the European    • LA4052 Criminology
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                           CONTACT              Course Director                                                             CONTACT

                                                                Dr Ger Coffey
                                                                Tel: +353 (0) 61 202682
                                                                Email: ger.coffey@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                             Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — Law                                                                                                                                                                    — Law

                                           Law, International Commercial Law, LLM                                                     Master of Laws (General) LLM
                                           1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time                                                    1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

                                           The programme will be                enhance the career prospects of                       The LLM General is designed to       education but who do not wish to
                                           particularly attractive to law       graduates, those starting careers                     enhance students’ legal skills       focus on a single branch of law.
                                           graduates who wish to develop        in the legal professions, legal                       and enrich their knowledge           The programme is designed to
                                           a specialisation in commercial       advisers to commercial entities                       of a variety of legal subjects       facilitate students in developing
                                           law, and especially an ability to    and any lawyers whose work will                       across a broad spectrum from         their own unique profile, allowing
                                           understand and apply commercial      involve cross border commercial                       Criminology to Family law, from      students to combine diverse
                                           law in multi-jurisdictional          relations.                                            Global Competition Law to Human      branches of the law for their
                                           scenarios. The programme will                                                              Rights Law. It is suited to those    postgraduate study.
                                                                                                                                      looking for an advanced legal

                                                                                                                                      Programme Content
                                           Programme Content
                                                                                                                                      Autumn Semester                      Spring Semester
                                           Autumn Semester                      Spring Semester                     Summer Semester
                                                                                                                                      • Advanced Legal Research Skills     • Dissertation Methodology
                                           • Advanced Legal Research Skills     • Dissertation Methodology          • Dissertation
                                           • Law of International                                                                     Three electives from:                Three electives from:
                                             Trade Organisations                Three electives from:                                 • Law of International               • Counter Terrorism law &
                                           • International Business             • Global Competition Law                                Trade Organisations                  International Business
                                             Associations                       • Counter Terrorism Law &                             • Law of International               • Global Competition Law
                                           • International Business               International Business                                Business Associations              • International Labour Law
                                             Transactions                       • International Protection of                         • Comparative International          • Comparative & European
                                                                                  Intellectual Property Rights                          Protection of Human Rights Law       Criminal Justice
                                                                                • International Labour Law                            • International Business             • Law of Credit and Security
                                                                                • Law of Credit and Security                            Transactions                       • International Protection of
                                                                                • International Tort Law                              • Criminal Justice Processes           Intellectual Property Rights
                                                                                  and Business                                          and Sentencing                     • International Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                      • Law of the European                • Policing and Human Rights
                                                                                                                                        Convention of Human Rights         • Criminology
                                                                                                                                      • Penology and Victimology           • International Perspectives
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                                      • Regulatory Crime                     on Property Law
                                                                                                                                      • Contemporary Challenges            • International Tort Law and Business
                                                                                                                                        in Medical Law and Ethics          • Advanced Family Law: Standpoint
                                                                                                                                                                             and Rights-Based Perspectives

                                           CONTACT            Course Director                                                         CONTACT            Course Director

                                                              Sinead Eaton                                                                               Dr Eddie Keane
                                                              Tel: +353 (0) 62 233231                                                                    Tel: +353 (0) 61 204895
                                                              Email: sinead.eaton@ul.ie                                                                  Email: Eddie.Keane@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                                                                    Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — Law                                                                                                                                                                                                           — Law

                                           Law, LLB (Graduate Entry)
                                           2 Years, Full Time

                                           The two-year LLB programme is a                                  a law degree. The core of the programme
                                           postgraduate programme that is designed                          consists of law modules taken in common      YEAR 2
                                           to provide a legal education to graduates in                     with the other specialist law programmes     Semester 1                                        Semester 2
                                           disciplines other than law. It is increasingly                   offered by the School of Law.
                                                                                                                                                         Choose five modules from:                         Choose five modules from:
                                           the case that graduates in disciplines such
                                                                                                                                                         (not to include electives taken in                (not to include electives taken in
                                           as Business Studies, Public Administration,                      An applicant who has studied a substantial   Semester 2 of Year 1)                             Semester 2 of Year 1)
                                           Arts and Engineering wish to supplement                          number of law modules in their primary
                                                                                                                                                         • Law of the European Union 1*                    • Law of the European Union 2*
                                           their studies with a legal education. Entrants                   degree may be eligible for exemptions
                                                                                                                                                         • Company Law 1*                                  • Company Law 2*
                                           are drawn from two sources: graduates                            and may complete the degree in one year.
                                                                                                                                                         • Equity and Trusts 1*                            • Equity and Trusts 2*
                                           who seek admission immediately on the                            Exemptions are subject to the approval of
                                                                                                                                                         • Land Law 1*                                     • Land Law 2*
                                           completion of their primary degrees and                          the Course Director and are decided on a
                                                                                                                                                         • Final Year Project                              • Administrative Law*
                                           mid-career professionals whose career                            case-by-case basis.
                                                                                                                                                         • Commercial Law                                  • Sport and the Law
                                           prospects would be enhanced by having
                                                                                                                                                         • Child Law                                       • Comparative Legal Systems
                                                                                                                                                         • Media Law                                       • Law of Torts 2*
                                                                                                                                                         • Law of Evidence                                 • Commercial Law
                                                                                                                                                         • Labour Law                                      • Project 2
                                                                                                                                                         • Project 1

                                           Programme Content

                                           YEAR 1
                                           Semester 1                                        Semester 2
                                           • Contract Law 1                                  • Contract Law 2
                                           • Criminal Law 1                                  • Criminal Law 2
                                           • Constitutional Law 1                            • Constitutional Law 2                                      All electives are subject to resourcing and scheduling requirements that alter from year
                                           • Law of Torts 1                                  • Elective 1*                                               to year. No commitment is given to offering any specific elective in any year. Students will
                                           • Legal System and Method                         • Elective 2*                                               be advised that their choice of electives may impact upon professional body exemption,
                                                                                                                                                         where relevant.

                                           Elective modules to be taken from the following: Law of Torts 2,* Commercial Law,
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                           Administrative Law,* Jurisprudence,* Sport and the Law, Comparative Legal Systems and
                                           Commercial Law.

                                                                                                                                                         *Elective subjects required for entry to Kings Inns if interested in a career in at the Bar.

                                                                                                                                                         CONTACT                    Course Director

                                                                                                                                                                                    Laura Donnellan
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel: +353 (0) 61 213247
                                           * Elective subjects required for entry to the Kings Inns if interested in a career at the Bar.                                           Email: laura.donnellan@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                  Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                           — Law                                                                                                                  — Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

                                           Serious Crime Investigation, MA                                               Applied Linguistics (International),
                                           1 Year, Full Time                                                             Graduate Diploma/MA
                                                                                                                         1 Year, Full Time
                                                                                                                         The Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts in          The MA has a strong international focus
                                                                                                                         Applied Linguistics (International) is a        both in practical terms with the possibility
                                           The Master of Arts in Serious         The degree is ideally suited to         one-year taught programme and is offered        of an overseas semester, as well as advanced
                                           Crime Investigation is a one-year,    members of an Garda Síochána            on a full-time basis using a combination        language options in English as a Foreign
                                           full-time programme designed          who are looking to capitalize on        of faculty-student contact hours and self-      Language, French, German, Spanish (all
                                           for graduates of the level 9          their existing expertise in the field   directed learning and research. The MA is       languages may not run each year), and in
                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Serious       of modern policing and develop          about exploring language in use in a wide       theoretical terms reflecting faculty research
                                           Crime Investigation, accredited       an advanced and integrated              variety of real-world situations and contexts   interest in language and globalisation.
                                           by the University of Limerick         understanding of the legal issues       (education, politics and wider society).
                                           or an equivalent programme.           which surround serious crime
                                                                                                                         Programme Content
                                                                                 investigation.
                                                                                                                         Autumn                                Spring                             Summer

                                                                                                                         • Career Development 1                • External Academic Placement     • Research
                                           Programme Content                                                             • Applied Linguistics                 • and External Academic             dissertation in the
                                                                                                                         • Research Methodologies                Placement Project                 area of Applied
                                                                                                                         Two electives from:                   Three electives from:               Linguistics
                                           The MA in Serious Crime will take the form of distance
                                                                                                                         • Language Systems 1                  • Language Systems 2                (15,000-20,000
                                           learning whereby students will complete a dissertation
                                                                                                                         • Materials Development for           • ICT and Language Studies          words) for
                                           of approximately 15,000 words on an aspect of serious
                                                                                                                           Language Teaching                   • Sociolinguistics of Irish media   students taking
                                           crime investigation under the supervision of a faculty
                                                                                                                         • English Language Proficiency 1 &    • Language Pedagogy for             the MA
                                           member with expertise in the area of criminal justice
                                                                                                                         • Academic Literacies                   English Language Teaching         or Applied
                                                                                                                           for International                   • Culture and the Market            Linguistics
                                                                                                                           Postgraduate Studies                • English Language Proficiency 2 International
                                                                                                                         • Second Language Acquisition         • Academic Literacies               Praxis
                                                                                                                         • The French Language Today             for International
                                                                                                                         • German-Irish Cultural                 Postgraduate Students
                                                                                                                           Constructions                       • French Translation
                                                                                                                         • Spanish in the                      • German Translation
                                                                                                                           Contemporary World                  • Spanish Translation
                                                                                                                         • Sociolinguistics of Spanish         • Corpus Linguistics and
                                                                                                                         • Classroom and Learner Discourse       Language Teaching
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                         • Introduction to Irish English
                                                                                                                         • Professional Language Use for
                                                                                                                           English Language Teachers
                                                                                                                         • SLA Theories and
                                                                                                                           Classroom Applications
                                           CONTACT             Course Director                                           CONTACT             Course Director

                                                               Dr. Alan Cusack                                                               Dr. Maria Rieder
                                                               Tel: +353 (0) 62 233659                                                       Tel: +353 (0) 61 234858
                                                               Email: alan.cusack@ul.ie                                                      Email: Maria.Rieder@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

                                      — Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA
1 Year, Full Time

This MA in Teaching English to       as a Foreign Language, EFL, and
Speakers of Other Languages          English as a Second Language,
(TESOL) has been designed            ESL). The programme is designed
specifically with the aim            to accommodate participants in
of providing initial teacher         search of an initial English language
education for those wishing to       teaching qualification, as well as
become teachers of English to        experienced English language
Speakers of Other Languages          teachers who wish to upskill and/
(ESOL; this takes in English         or gain an MA level qualification.

Programme Content

Autumn Semester                      Spring Semester                    Summer Semester

• Language Systems 1                 • Language Systems 2               • Dissertation 1
• SLA Theories and                   • Language Pedagogy for ELT        • Dissertation 2
  Classroom Applications             • Linguistics for
• Research Methodology in              Language Teaching
• Applied Language Studies
                                     Electives:
Electives:                           • Teaching Practice 2
• Teaching Practice 1                • ICT and Language Studies
• Materials Development              • Academic Literacies
• Academic Literacies for              for International
  International Postgraduate           Postgraduate Students 2
  Students 1                         • Professional Language
• Professional Language                Use for Teachers 2
  Use for Teachers 1

                                                                                           Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
CONTACT            Course Director

                   Dr Angela Farrell
                   Tel: +353 (0) 61 202432
                   Email: angela.farrell@ul.ie

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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                                                             Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
                                           — Politics & Public Administration                                                                                                                            — Politics & Public Administration

                                           International Studies, MA                                                                             Politics, MA
                                           1 Year, Full Time                                                                                     1 Year, Full Time

                                           This one calendar year full-              ambitious candidates who wish                               The MA in Politics is a one-year,        modules that the MA in Politics
                                           time programme of study is                to obtain a comprehensive                                   full-time programme that enables         students will be required to
                                           intended for recent graduates             knowledge and understanding                                 students to choose the areas             complete will be the two research
                                           and graduates with professional           of contemporary problems in the                             they wish to specialise in within        methods modules that are
                                           experience. The course is                 international environment.                                  the field of politics. This is a truly   common to all our postgraduate
                                           designed to attract able and                                                                          flexible programme that enables          taught degrees. In addition, they
                                                                                                                                                 students to tailor the degree to         can choose any two electives in
                                                                                                                                                 their own interests, skills and          the first semester and any three in
                                                                                                                                                 future career plans. The only core       the third.

                                           Programme Content

                                           Autumn Semester                           Spring Semester                        Summer Semester      Programme Content

                                           • Graduate Seminar in                     • Graduate Seminar in            • Dissertation             Autumn Semester                          Spring Semester                       Summer Semester
                                             International Relations                   International Co-operation and
                                                                                                                                                 • Graduate Research Methods              • Research Methods                    • Dissertation
                                           • Graduate Research Methods                 Conflict; Research Methods
                                                                                                                                                 • Two elective modules                     (progressing dissertation)
                                           • One elective module                       (progressing dissertation)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Three elective modules
                                             from the list below                     • Two elective modules
                                                                                                                                                 Electives:
                                                                                       from the list below
                                                                                                                                                 • Graduate Seminar in                    Electives:
                                                                                                                                                   Institutions and Policies              • Graduate Seminar in
                                           Electives                                                                                               of the European Union                    European Governance
                                                                                                                                                 • Graduate Seminar in                    • Graduate Seminar in
                                           Graduate Seminar in Development; Graduate Seminar in Institutions and Policies of                       International Relations                  Comparative Politics
                                           the European Union; Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Political Theory; Multilevel                     • Graduate Seminar in                    • Graduate Seminar in
                                           Governance: Concepts and Practice; Conflict Analysis; Graduate Seminar in Comparative                   Development                              Peacebuilding
                                           Politics; Graduate Seminar in Peacebuilding; Graduate Seminar in European Governance;                 • Graduate Seminar in                    • Graduate Seminar
                                           Global Transformation and Exclusion; External Relations of the European Union;                          Contemporary Political                   in International Co-
                                           Russian and Post Soviet Politics; Foreign Aid and Development; Development Practice                     Theory                                   operation and Conflict
                                           and Programme Management; Global Justice; Representative Democracy in Europe;                         • Conflict Analysis                      • Global Justice
                                           International Political Economy.                                                                                                               • Representative Democracy
Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2020-2021
                                                                                                                                                                                            in Europe: Parties,
                                           Field Trip: Optional multi-day study trip to Brussels during the spring semester, including seminar                                              Governments, and Policy
                                           discussions with practitioners and trip to Brussels or Geneva during the spring semester.

                                           CONTACT                Course Director                                                                CONTACT               Course Director

                                                                  Dr Owen Worth                                                                                        Dr Scott Fitzsimmons
                                                                  Tel: +353 (0) 61 202635                                                                              Tel: +353 (0) 61 233603
                                                                  Email: Owen.Worth@ul.ie                                                                              Email: scott.fitzsimmons@ul.ie

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