Category Archives: humanities

Brand new Masters in Theatre Practice

University College Dublin and the Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland, are offering a new one year Masters in Theatre Practice. The MA in Theatre Practice is for highly motivated students who want to lead tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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New MA from NUI Galway: Early Childhood Studies (Masters)

NUI Galway has announced a new Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies. This programme is designed to support emerging professional roles within the broader Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector and to prepare existing practitioners for future opportunities. … Continue reading

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Hibernia College offering Ireland’s first online PhD

Hibernia College – Ireland’s only government-accredited online college – has announced that it will become the first educational institute in the country to run a PhD programme online. The college will award three full-time PhD scholarships worth €16,000. It will … Continue reading

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Commoditising the Arts

Lovers of the arts often balk whenever culture is spoken of within a commercial context. The expression of human concerns through art and literature is considered to be beyond the base remit of financial matters; the arts are supposed to … Continue reading

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The missing link? Bronze Age site in Clare indicates old connection between residents of Limerick and Clare

These days postgraduate research seems to be becoming increasingly associated with development, newness and futurity; but some of the most illuminating research has been concerned solely with conservation, and with the past. With all the money, time and press attention … Continue reading

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Researchers to receive funding of 16.8 million euro

Ambitions of establishing Ireland as a hub of world-class research have been given a welcome boost with the announcement that the Irish Research Council is to provide a significant cash injection to a number of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Competition … Continue reading

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Adaptability is key to Ireland’s international research reputation

When it comes to high-level research, Ireland has been named as one of the top 5 locations in the world to watch for. This is according to the highly reputed international science journal Nature, which compiles its lists based on the … Continue reading

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Moving forward – connecting the arts and sciences

Over the past few years a noticeably lopsided level of attention has been lavished upon the STEM subject areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This is perfectly understandable, of course, given that current economic trends point towards significant growth in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s cultural figures from the past will figure in its future too

As it comes to terms with the economic turbulence of recent years, Ireland has entered a period of transition. The old image of a rural wilderness populated by hard working, hard living and inward-looking people was, during the brief flourish … Continue reading

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Eye on the prize: The values of Psychological insight

Taking large-scale preventative measures against crime (e.g. the widespread use of CCTV) cost a lot of money. So too do crime’s destructive consequences, court proceedings, and the eventual punitive measures it requires. This is all so that people can enjoy … Continue reading

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