CREOLE is an innovative two-year degree (120 ECTS), funded under the EU SOCRATES Programme, in which students are required to spend two of the four semesters at European Partner institutions. There are six participating universities: The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland), Universität Wien (Austria), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France), the Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia), and Stockholms Universitet (Sweden). Further details can be found on the main CREOLE website.
This unique Master Degree will allow you the opportunity to study and analyse multiple complex societies, deal with cultural diversity, transnationalism, visual and popular culture.
"My study trajectory took me to Stockholm University and the University Lumière Lyon 2.
The experience of being a CREOLE student was truly life changing"Anthony KellyAssistant Lecturer, NUI Maynooth
Normally NUIM students complete 60 ECTS worth of taught modules in their 1st year here at home. For their 2nd year students visit at least one of the partner universities where they must carry out original research and submit a thesis. For the thesis, students identify their primary supervisor at the home university as well as a co-supervisor at the partner university they visit. To learn more about selecting your supervisor(s) please click here.
There is also an Intensive Programme (IP) which takes place every year between Semester 2 and 3 – normally in July – where all students from all partner universities come together for learning, teaching and networking in one of the 6 partner universities. In July 2013, the IP will be hosted by NUI Maynooth with the theme of ‘Translations’.
There are 6 participating universities in Ireland, Austria, Spain, France, Slovenia and Sweden:
Each one offers unique study opportunities in terms of academic specialisation, university, regional and national cultures. To read more about each partner university please click on the links above.
The programme’s main language is English. Proficiency in the language of the proposed partner institution (French, German, Spanish, Swedish, or Slovenian) is desirable. Further, Creole students may wish to immerse themselves in at least one other local language while attending the host institution.
Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in Anthropology or cognate discipline.
Applications MUST be made online at www.pac.ie
PAC Code: MHC58
The following information should be uploaded onto the PAC system:
Writing the Statement of Academic and Professional Goals
This is your statement of purpose that explains your experience, interests, and goals. Some of the things your statement should address include (but are not limited to): why you want to pursue postgraduate study in anthropology; what aspects of your background have prepared you for undertaking postgraduate study in anthropology; your general interests in the field of anthropology; what you are reading in preparation for postgraduate study that is either anthropological or speaks to anthropological concerns; your professional/career goals and how the degree in anthropology will help you achieve them.
Closing Date: May 31st for the following academic year
Department of Anthropology
Rowan House Rm. 2.18
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Telephone: +353 1 7083984
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Steve Coleman
Local Assistant: Anthony Kelly
Anthropological insights are becoming increasingly relevant in an information-based world economy, where an understanding of cultural differences in crucial – from local to international contexts. An in-depth training in anthropology gives graduates an advantage in preparing for a career in many varied fields and industries such as community work, education, the health professions, aid and development projects, business and administration to name but a few.