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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MA Programme in English at University of Limerick provides opportunities and skills for the advanced study of literatures in English, literary and cultural theory, and textual practices.

Overview

Program Details

On the MA English Programme offered by University of Limerick  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.

The aim of the programme:

  • To broaden and deepen the students' knowledge of literatures in English, literary and cultural theory, and textual practices;
  • To provide students with a knowledge of the cultural, political, and historical contexts of literary movements and genres;
  • To ensure that students can engage with current critical debates in the areas of, for example, modernism, post-colonialism, utopianism, gender and literature, and migration studies;
  • To enable students to develop their writing and editing skills in the production of a literary magazine;
  • To enhance students' analytical and critical thinking skills, to instruct them in the use of both traditional and technological research resources, and to provide them the opportunity of completing substantial original research;
  • To provide students with the opportunity and skills for independent research and self-directed learning;
  • To enhance students' career opportunities, including the provision of the knowledge and skills required to advance to doctoral degree studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Advanced Editing: Creating a Literary Journal
  • Literary Modernism
  • Gender & Sexuality in Irish Writing
  • Literature of Migration
  • Cultural Constructions of the Past
  • Literature, Film, and Human Rights
  • Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Thesis Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for EU students are accepted on a rolling basis

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
    • English language qualification(s) if English is not your first language
    • Certified English translation of your transcripts/certificates where the original transcripts are in a language other than English
    • A personal satement
    • Two (2) academic letters of reference
    • A writing sample
    • A copy of your Birth Certificate (long document)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12510 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5741 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5741 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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