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Mary Immaculate College

Limerick , Limerick ,Ireland

M.A. in Arts Research & Thesis

The Faculty of Arts at Mary Immaculate College has 13 different departments covering various disciplines in the area of Humanities. It offers academic leadership and postgraduate supervision within a broad range of research fields.

Start your Research Journey
Prospective postgraduates are encouraged to explore the research interests of the relevant department and to discuss their own ideas for research proposals with the respective Heads of Department or other faculty members as appropriate.

Academic Departments in the Faculty of Arts are as follows: 

Drama and Theatre Studies
English Language and Literature
French Studies
German Studies
Mathematics and Computer Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Theology and Religious Studies

Campus Information

Limerick Campus

Thurles Campus


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Mary Immaculate College is an autonomous, university-level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, and linked academically with the University of Limerick, MIC is the oldest higher education institution in Limerick.

Significant expansion in recent decades has seen the College’s menu of educational programmes expand across two impressive campuses, one based in the heart of Limerick City and one in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The diverse student community is made up of more than 5,000 learners, participating in twelve undergraduate degree programmes and a wide range of postgraduate programmes up to and including doctoral level. Academic staff members engage in professional academic research activities, and research underpins all teaching and learning at the College.  

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate (Taught) Entry Requirements

A four-year or three-year honours degree in a relevant discipline from a recognised university. First-division results are required with a minimum overall grade of 60%*.
Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.
Indian students must provide full transcripts/full marks sheets of each academic year. A consolidated marks sheet is not sufficient as a standalone.  

Matriculation Examinations
From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved.
Irish Leaving Certificate English
Ordinary Level Grade D or above
580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based)
Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS (or equivalent TOEFL/Duolingo). General IELTS will not be accepted.
ETAPP (English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes): Grade C1
GCE ‘O’ Level English Language/ GCSE English Language: Grade C or above
University of Cambridge ESOL
Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B
GCE Examination Boards
Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6.
University of London
Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6.
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic
A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59).
Duolingo English Test (DET)
The minimum score of 110 with no less than 100 in any component. An interview may also be required in conjunction with this test for certain programmes.
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
If students do not meet the English language requirements above, there are a range of short-term English language programmes offered at MIC.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 17512 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 10500 EUR
    Application Fee: 50 EUR
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