Culture & Colonialism

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This multi-disciplinary MA explores literature, politics and culture from Ireland to India, and from Africa to the Middle East. Students analyse imperial ascendancies, race and racial theories, nationalist movements, postcolonial experiences, the rise of neo-colonial thought, multiculturalism and interculturalism, and the implications of globalisation and development for the modern world.

Subjects taught

Modules/coursework on offer may include:
• Literature and Colonialism;
• Cinema and Colonialism;
• Studies in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism;
• Decolonisation and Neo-Colonialism: The Politics of 'Development';
• Colonialism and Cultural Theory;
• Approaches to Culture and Colonialism;
• NGOs and the Making of the Twentieth-Century World.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
QQI Level 8 at H2.2 in relevant subject area, GPA 3.0 or equivalent international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1CC1: 1 year full-time; 1CC2: 2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
MA in Culture and Colonialism graduates have gone on to careers in development work, NGOs, law, university lecturing, publishing, media, journalism, community work, teaching (primary and secondary), film-making, advertising and the civil service. The programme has a particularly strong record in research training: a high proportion of its students have proceeded to doctoral programmes in Ireland, Britain and North America, with many of them winning prestigious funding awards.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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