Irish Studies at Regis

Regis University, in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway, is proud to offer an undergraduate certificate of completion in Irish Studies.
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Irish Studies Undergraduate Certificate of Completion

Degree Overview

The online undergraduate certificate of completion in Irish Studies program gives students the opportunity to explore the history, culture, literature and politics of the Irish people through courses that focus on significant historical events and religion, notable art and architecture, traditional music and dance and the literary works of some of Ireland's most prominent masters. The courses are taught by the staff and adjunct faculty of the Centre for Irish Studies at Galway, ensuring our students access to some of the leading experts in Irish culture and history.

A certificate of completion in Irish Studies will be awarded by Regis University to students who successfully complete four courses (12 credit hours). Students have an opportunity to add a fifth course to their Regis certificate, awarding them a diploma in Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI). Learn more about this unique program with NUI, Galway.

Irish Studies Course Options

  • IRSH410E: Early Christian Ireland
  • IRSH410F: Medieval Ireland, Literature & Society 1169-1998
  • IRSH410G: Early Modern Ireland, 1603-1845
  • IRSH410H: Modern Ireland: Culture & Society, 1845-1998
  • IRSH410I: Social and Political Change in Contemporary Ireland
  • IRSH410J: From Ceilis to Riverdance (traditional Irish music and dance)

Immerse Yourself in 1500 Years of Irish History, Culture, and Language:

  • Study the relationship between Ireland's religious history and architecture by learning about Royal Sites, High Crosses, Castles, Monasteries of Ireland, Celtic Civilization, St. Patrick and Irish Christianity
  • Delve into the cultural, historical and political tensions in Ireland since the Norman Invasion, such as The Great Famine, 1916 Revolt, The Free State, Ireland and the European Union, Northern Ireland and 'The Troubles'
  • Read literary works including the Táin Bó Cuailgne and Irish Bardic poetry, explore the writings of notable Irish authors such as W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, J.M. Synge, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, James Joyce, Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien and Máritín Ó Cadhain and analyze the authors' influence within literature, as well as their reflection of cultural heritage and important political movements
  • Explore through listening, watching and reading, Ireland's long tradition of music and dance, discovering its history, forms and role in Irish society, past and present

Total Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours (4 courses)

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How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Because some text books used in the Irish Studies Program come from Ireland and the U.K., please allow ample time for delivery. For more information, please contact the Regis University Bookstore.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Application Deadlines and Class Starts

Term Class Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 8W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W2 - 2013 September 30, 2013 September 23, 2013
Fall 8W2 - 2013 October 21, 2013 October 14, 2013
Fall 5W3 - 2013 November 4, 2013 October 28, 2013
Spring 8W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014 February 3, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014 February 24, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014 March 10, 2014


Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Undergraduate Certificate of Completion in Irish Studies $5,570 12 $460 $50