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MA in English (Irish Writing)

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of Irish writing in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements A good honours degree in English or Joint or Combined honours with English as a major subject. Additional Information for International Students For Arts-based areas the recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA in English (Irish Writing)
  • Course description
    Course Content
    Please note not all modules are available every year.

    Semester 1 Compulsory modules:
    -Irish Intellectual History: Swift to the Irish Literary Revival (Semester 1)
    -Research Methods

    Semester 2: Weeks 1–6 Compulsory Module:
    -Northern Ireland Since the 1960s
    Plus 1 from:
    -Irish Writing 1920–1960
    -Modern Irish Drama and the European Avant-Garde 1
    -Social Joyce, Cultural Politics and Literary Pragmatics
    -Swift and Ireland
    -Yeats and the Philosophers
    -The White Goddess: text, context, intertext

    Plus 2 from:

    Semester 2: Weeks 7–12
    -Autobiography
    -Reading Tristram Shandy: Satire, Sensibility and Serial Fiction
    -Modern Irish Drama and the European Avant-Garde 2
    -Rhetoric, Revolution and Empire: Edmund Burke
    -Poetry in Ireland since 1960

    And a Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic (double module).

    Assessment
    Practical exercises and essays.

    Funding
    DEL, AHRC, university funding.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Graduates from the School of English MA programme have a good employment record. Professions including publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry and the media all recruit from our pool of students while some choose to continue their studies to PhD level, on a chosen, specialised topic, in Irish Literature

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