Postgraduate studies in the School of History

In the School of History, we offer both taught and research graduate programmes in history and in archives management, at Certificate, Diploma, MA, and PhD levels.  

We offer the only professionally accredited MA in Archives and Records Management in the country.  Our graduate programmes in history offer both a challenging and a rewarding introduction to advanced study.  While our Diploma and Masters programmes involve taught modules, the highlight for our students is almost always the dissertation. This offers an exciting opportunity to pursue a significant, independent and original body of research under the watchful supervision of a member of the School's academic staff.  UCD School of History is a research-intensive department, and has a breadth of expertise to offer.  The active research culture nurtures and encourages the next generation of scholars to push back the frontiers of understanding, to seek out new evidence, and to challenge accepted interpretations.   

We have one of the largest groups of doctoral researchers in the country, and a structured PhD programme which supports high-level independent research.   See here for more information

The School of History is based in the University’s main campus, located just a few kilometres from the city centre with its cultural attractions, including the National Concert Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National History Museum, to name but a small sample. Within a short car journey of the campus, students can enjoy the outstanding beauty of the local countryside and important monuments, including the world heritage site at Newgrange. Dublin has a rich history, from its foundation by the Vikings through its period as the British empire’s second city to its status today as the national capital and international hub for arts and IT.