Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

English (Irish Literature)

This programme is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the literary, intellectual and aesthetic traditions of Ireland from the 18th century to the present day.

Entry requirements

MA: A good 2.1 Honours degree in English or joint or combined Honours with English as a major subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. PG Diploma: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in English or joint or combined Honours with English as a major subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. All applicants are required to submit a piece of written work to assess their suitability for this programme. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Core modules: Irish literature: Wilde to Heaney; Northern Ireland since the 1960s; research methods; optional modules include: Irish gothic; Irish poetry: WB Yeats to the present day; Irish Romanticism; Irish writing 1920-1960; Joyce: social Joyce, cultural politics and literary pragmatics; special topic Irish literature (taught by the visiting Fulbright scholar); trauma and memory in Irish fiction. Plus a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic for the MA. In addition to the substantive modules offered by the School of English, students will take part in a programme of research training offered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This provides training in core research skills, as well as a range of options for developing additional skills in an interdisciplinary forum.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical exercises; essays; and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council; DEL; University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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School of English
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028 9097 3320