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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in English (English, Culture and the Media)
 
COURSE CODE PMAECMPDT5

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

COORDINATOR

M.A.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

6 Semesters

Part-time Day

90

James David Corby

COURSE OVERVIEW
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The English, Culture and the Media pathway brings together aspects of Media Studies, Cultural Criticism and the study of digital cultures, offering an interdisciplinary perspective that maintains a balance between theory and practice. It is sensitive to issues relating to contemporary culture and the arts, English and media cultures today as well as the history of aesthetic representation. Lectures and seminars focus on the following areas, among others: transmedia narrative, remediating narrative, style in the media, writing for the media, play, performance and participatory culture, publishing for children, electronic literature, digital literacy and new/ social media.

Students following the course become eligible to participate in the International Postgraduate Symposium that is organised by the Department in Spring of every year, and may also have research papers accepted for publication in CounterText, the international and peer-reviewed postgraduate journal. They are also encouraged to attend The English Seminar Series and to participate in postgraduate reading groups.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Past students of the Department have gone on to take up employment opportunities both locally and abroad in teaching, journalism, publishing, PR, Social Media content writing and consultancy. A significant number have also gone on to doctoral study.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The taught MA programme should prove attractive to those seeking to read for a Master's degree in English within an educational context that allows ample opportunity for close tutoring, small-group teaching, seminar-based debate and the promotion of a lively postgraduate culture. Also intended for media practitioners and cultural agents who are already in possession of a first degree.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for,
provided that applicants in possession of a the Degree with Third Class Honours shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or

(b) 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 65% in that area or

(c) a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable to any of the degrees indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

The Board may allow applicants possessing a degree other than those specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) to join the Course subject to an interview to establish whether they have sufficient proficiency and background to be able to profit from the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 

 
Last Updated: 24 March 2017
 
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