48 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of this Medieval Irish programme from Maynooth University is to provide students with a professional training in advanced academic research in early Irish literature, language and history, to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of these, and to endow them with the research skills appropriate to work in this field.

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Successful completion of the Medieval Irish programme from Maynooth University will equip the student for further academic work and for employment in heritage, libraries and related institutions.  A completed PhD is the necessary requirement for and gateway to advanced academic work, in teaching and in research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Irish Language 
  • Medieval Irish Sagas and Mythology
  • Palaeography and Manuscript Culture
  • Middle Welsh Reading
  • Readings From Early Irish Literature 6
  • Conference Organisation
  • Work-based Placement
  • Research Placement
  • Engaging With the Community: research, Practice and Reflection
  • Outreach & Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A student beginning a PhD in Medieval Irish will normally have at least a 2:1 at MA level in a relevant discipline; a good knowledge of Old Irish is desirable but not essential. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 48 months.

Part time EU: 4330 EUR

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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