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Modern & Contemporary Literature

We study literature and cultural history from the Romantics to the present, using ‘modernity’ as a common thread. You will further develop your analytical skills, and sense of literary history, but also expand your historical knowledge and theoretical grasp.

Cutting-edge modules on a range of periods and genres
A minor thesis that allows you a chance to explore a topic of your choice in depth under the supervision of an experienced member of staff.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

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

This programme will suit those who want to put a ‘capstone’ on their BA work, but also those who are considering a PhD.Who is the MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature for?
This programme will suit those who want to put a ‘capstone’ on their BA work, but also those who are considering a PhD.

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Entry requirements

Prospective students need to present a primary degree in English literature or a related field. We usually expect a strong honours degree (2.1 or 1st class) or an equivalent UCD GPA of 3.2 NFQ Level 8.

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.

Duration

Z341: 1 year full-time or Z342: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Our graduates follow a wide range of careers, including teaching, journalism, broadcasting, the Civil Service, banking, business, and arts administration. Some opt to stay on for doctoral work with a view to career in academia.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Hilary Gow
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8480

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Concepts of Modernity: Histories, Theories, Texts ENG40720
Literary Research Methods ENG40760
Modern English Literature Dissertation ENG40770
Expressions of Modernity ENG41650

Stage 1 - Option
Approaches to Joyce I ENG41160
Social Network Analysis & Fict ENG41850
Queer Frictions: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture ENG41860
Reading Digital ENG41880

Enrolment and start dates

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

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