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Renaissance Literature & Culture

MA Renaissance Literature & Culture
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA Renaissance Literature & Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to the literary and cultural world of Shakespeare and his Renaissance contemporaries. 

- Develop your own, original research topic in the area, with the benefit of expert supervision.
- Small-group environment with world-class research-active staff
- Learn expert skills in reading and handling early books and manuscripts

Entry requirements

- A primary degree in English Literature, either as a joint- or single-honours degree.

- High academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken). We normally require a high 2:1 for entry.

- Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


2 years part time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Recent graduates of the MA in Renaissance Literature and Culture have gone on to:

- doctoral research
- teaching posts
- to posts at arts and cultural organisations, both in Ireland and beyond.

Related Programmes
MA Philosophy & Literature FT
MA Medieval English Literature & Culture FT

Further enquiries

Hilary Gow
Tel: +353 (0)1 716 8480

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Writing Conflict in Early Modern Ireland
Literary Research Methods
Poetry, Piety and Patronage in the Renaissance
Chaucer and the Fourteenth Century
Old Worlds, New Worlds
Renaissance Books in Context
Social Network Analysis & Fict
Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture
Renaissance Dissertation
Romance Before and After Shakespeare


Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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