International Contemporary Literatures & Media

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This is a multidisciplinary and comparative MA programme designed for students with an interest in contemporary literatures and media. It familiarises students with the movements, authors, texts and themes of international contemporary literature. It broadens their intellectual horizons and provides them with the skills for research and critical analysis. Students will be prepared for careers in media, arts administration, teaching, translation and international marketing and communications.

The course programme includes the study of seminal texts, films and other media by international authors and artists from the 1960s to the post-modern era and beyond. Non-English texts will be read in translation. Core modules are: The Arts of Reading; Worlds of Fantasy: Literature, Film, Computer Games; Resisting through Culture: Conflicts in Europe and Beyond; and Contemporary Literary Genres.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. The course provides excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a PhD in this area.

2. This multidisciplinary course prepares students for careers in media, arts administration, teaching, translation, and international marketing and communications.

3. The course addresses the fundamental cultural changes brought about by factors such as globalisation, the end of the Cold War, and technological and communicative innovations in the late 20th century.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Second Class Honours QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent in any discipline with a strong literature or media component.


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time

Post Course Info

Career opportunities
Postgraduate students acquire a flexible skills base in dealing with creative and communicative tasks, along with analytical, organisational and research skills. They move on to avail of a corresponding range of career opportunities after graduation. Careers can be developed in, for example, publishing, print and electronic media, the culture industries and education.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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