The MA in Irish Writing and Film will introduce you to an exceptionally rich body of cultural texts whose breadth and diversity continues to generate scholarly debate. With expert guidance, you will discover the historical and cultural contexts that inform Irish culture up to the present day, and engage in debate on a wide range of issues. You will read key texts from the eighteenth century to the present and be encouraged to engage with some of the most influential critical and theoretical models currently being applied in the analysis of Irish literature and film. You will also develop independent research in the field under the expert guidance of our academics, all of whom are themselves authors of important studies of Irish culture.
The MA in Irish Writing and Film is made up offive taught modules (Part I) and a dissertation (Part II), which together form 90 credits.
Writers studied include Jonathan Swift, Edmund Burke, Maria Edgeworth, Gerald Griffin, James Clarence Mangan, Sheridan Le Fanu, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett, Kate O'Brien, Frank O'Connor, Brian Friel, John McGahern, Ã‰ilis NÃ Dhuibhne, Anne Enright, Marina Carr and Colm TÃ³ibÃn.Classic Irish films such as Man of Aran and This Other Eden are studied alongside more recent texts, while you will also engage with the work of such notable new Irish filmmakers as Lenny Abrahamson.
The subject modules and the Literary Research Skills module comprise the taught element of the MA and run from September to March. The subject modules introduce students to the specific thematic area of their choice. The Literary Research Skills module aims to equip MA students for the development and implementation of their research strategy through the acquisition of a range of research skills.
Dissertation: the dissertation will be written between March and the end of August, and will be submitted in September. It will be supervised by a member(s) of staff, after consultation and agreement, and will be 15,000 to 17,000 words. Supervision will take place between March and the end of August.
EN6009 Contemporary Literary Research: Skills, Methods and Strategies (10 credits)
FX6010 Irish Cinema: History, Contexts, Aesthetics (10 Credits)
Three of the Following four Modules:
EN6047 Irish Culture: Colonial, Postcolonial Transnational (10 credits)
EN6048 Gender and Sexuality (10 credits)
EN6049 Gothic to Modernism (10 credits)
EN6050 Space and Place in Irish Writing and Film (10 credits)
Note: Subject to the approval of the MA programme co-ordinators, students may substitute one 10-credit module with a 10-credit module from one of the other two English MA programmes: Modernities and Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance.
EN6017 Dissertation (40 credits)
For further details and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKE28 Full-time
Course Title: English - Irish Writing and Film
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time;
2016 Entry Requirements: To be considered for admission to an MA programme within the School of English, an applicant will normally possess a primary degree result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) level or higher or equivalent qualification in English or a cognate subject. All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.For North American students a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is expected. (see detailed entry requirements for further information)
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
The course involves a combination of seminars, information sessions, directed study, consultation, presentations, self-directed study and associated reading and research. You will undertake independent research for your dissertation in close consultation with your supervisor.
Continuous assessment of written assignments, in-class assignments, seminar participation and presentation, research journal, literature and IT review, and research presentation.
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKE28AdditionalQuestions (108kB)
Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision.
Further Contact Information
Dr. Heather Laird/Dr. Maureen O'Connor
T: +353 (0) 21 4902583
T: +353 (0)21 490 2586