M.A. On Campus

International Contemporary Literatures and Media

12 months
16540 EUR/year
6850 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This is an exciting multidisciplinary and comparative MA International Contemporary Literatures and Media programme at National University of Ireland, Galway that aims to familiarise you with movements, authors, texts and themes of international contemporary literature and film.


About International Contemporary Literatures and Media programme at National University of Ireland, Galway

Do you have an interest in contemporary literatures and film from around the globe? If so, the MA (International Contemporary Literatures and Media) is for you.

Incorporating modules from, for example, Journalism, Film Studies, Drama and Performance, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of modules that will complement your interest areas and potential career path.  The programme also broadens your intellectual horizons and provides you with the skills for research and critical analysis.

While you do not need proficiency in languages other than English for this programme (in core modules, texts will be read in translation), proficiency in other language will allow you to choose from a wider range of optional modules.


If you are interested in contemporary culture, but are looking for a less anglo/US-centric offering, then this is the course for you.

Postgraduate students acquire a flexible skills base in dealing with creative and communicative tasks, along with analytical, organisational and research skills. They move on to avail of a corresponding range of career opportunities after graduation. Careers can be developed in, for example, publishing, print and electronic media, the culture industries and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Interpreting Literature
  • Gender, Sexuality and Cinema
  • Colonialism in Twentieth Century Cultural Theory
  • Modern German Literature
  • Film History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent in any discipline with a strong literature or media component.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16540 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6850 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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