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The Faculty of AHSS prides itself on the quality of its teaching and its commitment to research and places a strong emphasis on the role of debate and discussion in the development of knowledge and analytical skills. On this blog you’ll find all our latest news and events, plus profiles of our researchers and students.


Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research) April 19, 2021 - Mary Ellen O’Keeffe is a graduate of the MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research). As a UL undergraduate student, she explains why she chose to also pursue her postgraduate degree at UL and describes her experience of the programme. Can you please introduce yourself and explain why you chose the MA? My name is Mary… Continue reading Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research)
Postgraduate Student Profile: Liz Ryan, MA History April 12, 2021 - Liz Ryan is Limerick native undertaking the MA History. With a business background, she explains why she chose to study history at UL and describes her experience of the programme so far. Can you please introduce yourself? My name is Liz Ryan, and I am a Limerick native. I did my undergraduate degree at the… Continue reading Postgraduate Student Profile: Liz Ryan, MA History
Postgraduate Graduate Profile: Paul Kwamina Ntisful-Yirrah, LLM Law (General) March 30, 2021 - Paul Kwamina Ntisful-Yirrah was born in Ghana but subsequently moved to the US where he lived with his family. He is a graduate of the LLM Law (General) here at the University of Limerick. Paul describes what inspired him to study law, why he chose UL, and gives us an insight into the programme itself.… Continue reading Postgraduate Graduate Profile: Paul Kwamina Ntisful-Yirrah, LLM Law (General)
Prof. Gisela Holfter awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz – the Federal Order of Merit of Germany. March 10, 2021 - “With her research into bilateral links, Holfter has arguably done the most to bring Germany and Ireland together since Nobel laureate Heinrich Böll” – Derek Scally, Nine decades of rich and largely stable Irish-German relations, Irish Times, 1 July 2019. Prof. Gisela Holfter, Associate Professor in German and Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies, has… Continue reading Prof. Gisela Holfter awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz – the Federal Order of Merit of Germany.
Postgraduate student profile: Pippa Slattery, MA in Creative Writing March 2, 2021 - Pippa Slattery was born in England but has been living in Ireland since 1988. She is currently studying on the M.A. for Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. She has recently been shortlisted by New Irish Writing and has short stories published in The Blue Nib, The Galway Review and The Tiny Seed Journal.… Continue reading Postgraduate student profile: Pippa Slattery, MA in Creative Writing

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