Program Introduction

The M.Phil in Public History and Cultural Heritage was established up in 2011-12, and is the first program of its kind in Ireland. It is a specific stand-alone Master’s degree, with both fulltime and part-time streams. We link into a broad range of cultural institutions in Ireland, and some of the taught elements of our courses are team taught with leading practitioners. We cap student intake at 13-15 per year.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in Public History

Program Strengths

  • Digital Media
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History

How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

A number of internally awarded internship scholarships are usually available.

Deadline To Apply

November - April

Internship Requirements

Internships are arranged by a combination of the student, the institutions, and the Director, who signs off on
each proposal. Interns are not usually paid.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• National Gallery of Ireland
• National Library of Ireland
• National Museum of Ireland
• Dublin City Gallery
• Office of Public Works (Castletown House)
• National Photographic Archive
• Chester Beatty Library
• Natural History Museum
• Dublin City Library and Archives
• UDC Classics Museum
• Lourdes Youth and Community Services