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The MA in English provides opportunities and skills for the advanced study of literatures in English, literary and cultural theory, and textual practices. Students will develop expertise in self-directed learning and the pursuit of independent research as they also become familiar with current critical conversations in such areas as Irish studies, migration studies, modernism, postcolonialism, gender and sexuality studies, and early modern studies.

Entry requirements

Taught Programmes (Graduate Diploma or Masters)

The requirements below are the minimum entry requirements set by the University. Each taught postgraduate programme has particular entry requirements therefore applicants should consult the individual programme entries for further details.

Applicants to a Taught Programme (minimum entry requiments)

Applicants for a Master’s programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Duration

1 year full time

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
The MA Programme in English attracts individuals interested in gaining such a qualification in preparation for careers that build on strong skills in textual analysis and written and oral communication, such as journalism, broadcast media, publishing, culture and arts administration, politics, or social services.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Tina O’Toole
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234269
Email: tina.o’toole@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Literary and Cultural Theory
• Advanced Editing: Creating a Literary Journal

Electives (choose two)
• Literary Modernism
• Gender & Sexuality in Irish Writing
• Literature of Migration
• Cultural Constructions of the Past
• Literature, Film, and Human Rights

Spring Semester
• Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies
• Thesis Writing

Electives (choose two)
• Politics and American Literature
• Post-colonial Theory and Literature
• Feminist Literary Theory: Perspectives on Women & Literature
• Utopian Theory and Texts
• Textual Constructions of Cultural Identity
• Issues in Modern and Contemporary Poetry
• Irish Americas in Literature and Culture

Summer
• Dissertation

Comment

The MA in English provides opportunities and skills for the advanced study of literatures in English, literary and cultural theory, and textual practices. Students will develop expertise in self-directed learning and the pursuit of independent research as they also become familiar with current critical conversations in such areas as Irish studies, modernism, post-colonialism, utopianism, gender and sexuality, and migration studies.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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