We have offered a taught Masters in Irish Studies since 1987, providing the opportunity for postgraduates to undertake interdisciplinary study in multiple fields of Irish Studies. Queen's as over sixty teaching staff with Irish Studies specialisms. We are making changes to the MA Programme for 2017 entry to enhance student experience. Click on the link above for more information, or download our brochure.
(Seamus Heaney by Tai-Shan Schierenberg 2004, Naughton Gallery)
Our summer programme attracts participants of all ages from around the world. Our summer students are undergraduates, postgraduates, educators and those who simply have a passion for Irish history and culture. From 2017 our summer school will expand to a fully accredited four-week programme, in association with the Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes. Click on the link above for more details.
(Summer School field trip to Derry/Londonderry, 2015)
The Institute supports PhD research in Irish Studies projects across a number of Schools and disciplines. All Irish Studies-related PhDs are encouraged to participate in our weekly seminars and reading groups. The Director can advise on supervision, and PhD applicants should apply through their respective Schools. Click on the link above for more information.(Vltoniae Orientalis, detail, 1628)
The Institute offers a number of short courses for international partners, undergraduate courses for Queen's students, and hosts a dedicated Study Abroad programme in Belfast. Click on the link above for more information.
(Belfast political mural)