Higher Education, 1793–1908


in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702365 | DOI:

Series: New History of Ireland

Higher Education, 1793–1908

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This chapter discusses key developments in higher education in Ireland during the period from 1793 to 1908. It suggests that the development of Irish higher education in the nineteenth century was marked by three major movements: the gradual secularisation of university education; the democratisation of higher education; and the broadening of university curriculum to include modern languages, the social sciences, and the pure and applied sciences.

Keywords: higher education; Ireland; university education; secularisation; university curriculum; democratisation; modern languages; social sciences; sciences

Chapter.  16588 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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