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Literature & Culture

MA Literature & Culture

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This MA programme provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and analysis of English-language literature and culture, with specialised pathways in American Literature; Gender, Sexuality & Culture; Medieval Literature & Culture; Modern & Contemporary Literature; and Renaissance Literature & Culture.
Choose from a wide range of specialised modules and pathways.

Benefit from expert tuition in a supportive and open learning environment.

Develop your own research topic with one-to-one supervision from a member of our world-class staff.

Be part of a School with a long tradition of excellence and impact in literature that hosts writers-in-residence of international renown.

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 is of interest to anyone who has a passion for literature and cultural production in English. It will suit those who want to put a ‘capstone’ on their BA work, but also those who are considering a PhD.

Duration

1 Years Full Time 2 Years Part Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Some of our graduates opt to stay on for doctoral work with a view to career in academia. Most have gone on to work in a wide range of professions, including teaching, journalism, broadcasting, publishing, advertising, the Civil Service, libraries and archives, public relations, creative industries, cultural heritage, arts administration, banking, business and NGO and advocacy work.

Subjects taught

Students on this programme take two core modules, Literary Research Methods’ and the MA Dissertation module, as well as four taught modules from their chosen specialist strand, choosing from a range of core and option modules.

Stage One – Core

Core Programme Modules

MA Dissertation

ENG40670 Literary Research Methods

Stage One – Options [LINK]

American Literature

Core modules:

ENG40900 American Theatre: Structure and Strategies

ENG41840 American Lyric: Document and Memoir

ENG41670 Contemporary American Writing

ENG40880 Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Gender, Sexuality & Culture

Core module:

ENG40940 Theory of Gender and Sexuality

Option modules: (choose three)

ENG41860 Queer Frictions: Gender & Sexuality in Contemporary Literature & Culture

ENG41850 Social Network Analysis & Fiction: Nation, Genre and Gender

FS40240 Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling

WS40050 Gender and Globalisation

WS40360 Sexuality and Reproductive Justice

WS40330 Gender, War and Violence

Medieval Literature & Culture

Core module:

ENG41180 Hands, Quills, Pens

Option modules include:

ENG41000 Old English A(i): Unlocking the Word Hoard

ENG41010 Old English B(i): Battling with Belief: The Soldiers, Saints & Scholars of Anglo-Saxon England

ENG41020 Old English A(ii): Unlocking the Word Hoard

ENG41030 Old English B(ii): Battling with Belief: The Soldiers, Saints & Scholars of Anglo-Saxon England

ENG41060 Chaucer and the Fourteenth Century

HIS41840 Approaches to the Middle Ages

HIS41850 Approaches to the Middle Ages II

HIS41850 Approaches to the Middle Ages II

EMIR10010 Introduction to Early Irish I

EMIR10020 Introduction to Early Irish II

Modern & Contemporary Literature & Culture Modules

Core modules:

ENG40720 Concepts of Modernity

ENG41650 Expressions of Modernity

Option modules: (choose two)

ENG41160 Approaches to Joyce

ENG41880 Reading Digital

ENG41860 Queer Frictions

Renaissance Literature & Culture

*This MA strand is available as a 2-year part-time degree only*

ENG41190 Old Worlds, New Worlds

ENG40690 Writing Conflict in Early Modern Ireland

ENG41830 Renaissance Books

ENG41050 Poetry, Piety and Patronage in the Renaissance

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA Literature & Culture FT (Z251)

Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA Literature & Culture PT (Z252)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

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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