Students have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, from first year modules on 'Power and Status in the Celtic World' and 'Gender and Sexuality in the Celtic World', through to more advanced modules on Old Irish language, literature and culture, Middle Welsh, manuscript studies, and aspects of medieval Irish and Welsh literature and cultural history. The core area of teaching and research of the Department of Early Irish lies in the language and literature of early medieval Ireland (400–1200 A.D.), as well as in the study of other ancient and medieval Celtic languages and literatures. These core activities are informed by input from other adjacent subject areas that are necessary for the full appreciation and understanding of those central areas in their linguistic, literary, cultural, historical and material contexts, in particular the study of the history and archaeology of early medieval Ireland and of ancient and medieval Celtic-speaking peoples in general. These subject areas are reflected in the study programmes offered by the Department, namely the undergraduate degree in Medieval Celtic Studies and the taught MA in Medieval Irish Studies. Postgraduate Studies: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/what-postgrad-course-right-me/masters-explained/director-ma-medieval-irish-18-research-funding