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.
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.
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 is through practical exercises; essays; and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.
Arts and Humanities Research Council; DEL; University.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 10,730 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Queen's University Belfast||Belfast||BT7 1NN||Northern Ireland|
Course Enquiries, School of English
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