QQI Level 7 Certificate in Local History with Maynooth University

This NUI Certificate in Local History is offered by the Department of History, Maynooth University. The course examines the ‘local dimension of Ireland’s past’. It aims to provide participants interested in local history with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the subject. This course sets out to provide students with a methodological approach to the research and writing of local history.

To Apply, click: https://v2.pac.ie/institute/2 This leads you to the application system for Maynooth University. Before you can apply, you must set up an account and be logged in.

Entry Requirements:

Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.

Course Duration: The duration of the course is 100 hours. Students will attend 1 evening per week. Students will also attend 3/4 Saturdays over the duration of the course.

Course Details: For module details, see below. For extra course information, please click CERTIFICATE IN LOCAL HISTORY | Maynooth University

Class begins on Thursday October 5th, 2023

19:00 – 22:00

Cost: €1400.

An Easy Payment Plan is available upon registration.

Part time students who are on courses at levels 6 to 10 on the framework of qualifications may be eligible to for the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to help with the associated costs of attending a university course such as Travel, Childcare, Utilities, Materials etc. You should first consult: SAF Guidelines to see if you qualify and then e-mail student.budget@mu.ie to make further enquiries

Course Module Details:

Module 1

An introduction to academic and community-based local history in Ireland; Comparative traditions in other countries; Contemporary developments and challenges in the field of local history

Module 2

Introduction to primary and secondary sources; Guidelines for critical appraisal of sources;

Guidance on location and consultation of selected major sources

Module 3

Presenting Local History: Writing conventions; Oral/visual presentations; Fieldwork

Assessment Procedures

80% minimum attendance

Research Project

Participation in class