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Modern English Literature

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

12 months
9325 EUR/year
4675 EUR/year
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Run by the English Department in Mary Immaculate College, this highly-successful and popular one-year taught Master of Arts programme in Modern English Literature from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick has graduated over 146 students and 97% of these students have graduated with an honours MA degree.


The aims of the Modern English Literature course from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick are:

  • To widen and deepen student's knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory
  • To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature
  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies
  • To enhance students' career opportunities

Numbers each year are capped at 10 so that individual attention is guaranteed. All students are required to take six modules and submit a thesis. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.

Modules will be delivered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the academic year from 4-6pm.


Potential career options include but are not limited to:

Teaching at primary and/or post-primary level; entry to PhD programmes; technical writing; journalism; media work; copyediting; civil service; web editing; academic administration, magazine publishing (hard copies and online editions); advertising and marketing; arts administration; library administration; teaching English language and literature in other countries; Human Resources; digital copywriter; lexicographer; online editor; webmaster; social media administrator/editor/manager; research administrator; researcher; information officer; instructional design; Irish heritage studies; genealogical studies; tourism; public relations; commerce journalist; digital education coordinator; online and blended learning administrator/manager/content provider; digital teacher; digital marketing; corporate blogger; market researcher; policy analyst; search engine optimiser and data analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Modernism Texts and Contexts
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • The Value of Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Research Methodology
  • Poetics and Politics of Irish Identity
  • Modern American Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Intake onto this programme is once a year in September.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or First class honours degree
  • Applicants with work experience, or other suitable qualifications, may be able to enter the course. Applicants may be required to attend for interview. A minor thesis proposal should be submitted with the application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9325 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9325 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4675 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4675 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time tuition fees:

  • EU - 3,257 EUR per year.
  • NON-EU - 6,489 EUR per year.


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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