The programme at the University College Dublin provides an intensive combination of taught courses and supervised research, designed to develop students’ skills and confidence as scholars and critics of literature and its contexts. Current courses include seminars in Medieval and Renaissance LIterature, 18th and 19th-Century Literature and Culture, Contemporary American Poetics, Modernism, World Literature, Social Network Analysis, and Research Methods.
Careers & Employability
- Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers.
- Some of our alumni opt to stay on for doctoral work with a view to career in academia. Most have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, including teaching, journalism, broadcasting, publishing, advertising, the Civil Service, libraries and archives, public relations, creative industries, cultural heritage, arts administration, banking, business and NGO and advocacy work.
- Gender and Sexuality in Theory and Representation
- Irish Poetry: Representing Self and Other
- Joyce, Ulysses
- Contemporary US Genre Fiction: Intersection, Disruption, Protest
- American Lyric: Document and Memoir
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature View 69 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Ireland
- An honours undergraduate degree in English or in another cognate subject (NFQ Level 8) with a 2.1 classification (Second Class Honours, Grade One) or equivalent* is normally required. A sample of written work of c.3000 words and two academic references are also required. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
International20500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7610 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7610 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU fee per year - €4,570
- Non-EU fee per year - €10,250
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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