The English (Modern and Contemporary Literature and Criticism) course at the University of Malta explores modernist poetry, the literature of symbolism and decadence, philosophy and literature, semiotics, literary theory, and gender among other fields.
If you’re interested in literature and criticism, this programme is the entry point to a multi-faceted comprehension of this rich academic field. Following this course, you will be eligible to participate in an international symposium, and learn to write research papers eligible for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including the department’s Countertext.
If you are interested in being employed both locally and abroad in teaching, journalism, publishing, and consultancy, then this course is intended for you. Just as a significant number of alumni have done so, your refined knowledge on how literature and criticism has developed from modernism to our contemporary living will be preparatory if you intend on undergoing a doctoral study.
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- Literary Criticism and Theory
- T.S. Eliot and Modernism
- Hamlets: Shakespeare, Modernity and the Present
- Variation in English
- Writing for the Media: Skills and Tasks
- Postcolonial Fiction: Definitions and Redefinitions
- Literary Linguistics
- Cognitive Poetics
- Language and Gender
- Writing the Mediterranean
- Critical Posthumanisms
- Post Romanticism
- Myth and Modernism
- Play, Performance and Participation
- Shakespeare: Theory and Performance
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- 18 months
- 36 months
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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
- the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Second Class or better in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for,
- provided that the Board may consider applicants in possession of the Degree with Third Class Honours only if it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or
- the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the same or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 55% in that area or
- a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable
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International7200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
- Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
- Yr 1: Eur 10,800 / Yr 2: NIL
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.