Please note not all modules are available every year.
Semester 1 Compulsory modules:
-Irish Intellectual History: Swift to the Irish Literary Revival (Semester 1)
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
-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).
Practical exercises and essays.
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