MA in Historic House Studies

This programme is delivered full-time over three academic semesters at Maynooth University and will run from September to December of the following year. The schedule includes field trips to historic houses, museums and other relevant sites within the wider Dublin area. Guest lecturers, who are experts and practitioners in the fields of heritage and cultural tourism, and historic house research, will also contribute. Drawing on established links with the Yorkshire Country House Partnership it offers, when viable, an intensive summer module designed to open up a comparative study of historic houses in Britain and Ireland. 

The following are among the modules currently on offer:

  • HY 641: The Irish country house: a survey history (12.5 credits)
  • HY 642: Historic houses and the world of goods (12.5 credits)
  • HY 647: Heritage, cultural tourism and the historic house (10 credits)
  • HY 644: Great houses of Ireland and Yorkshire: Interpretation and representation (10 credits)
  • HY 643: The evolution of Irish landed estates and designed landscapes (10 credits)
  • HY 698: Thesis preparation (20 credits)
  • HY 699: Thesis completion (25 credits)

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