Master of Arts in English (English, Culture and the Media)

Master of Arts in English (English, Culture and the Media)

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Course title Master of Arts in English (English, Culture and the Media)
Course code PMAECMFTT5
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Giuliana Fenech
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The M.A. in English, Culture, and the Media is a taught Master’s programme for those interested in English language and literature and how these permeate culture and the media; and for those interested in their application in the world around us. You will engage with various mediums, from publishing for children to social media and electronic literature, and you will learn how to look at style and narrative and how these play an extensive role in shaping those particular forms. Besides theory, you will also look at the topics from an interdisciplinary perspective and are encouraged to practice writing for and about these various mediums. This programme is intended for students who have studied English language and literature but want to explore their function and application in the real world.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) 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

(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 55% 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. This comparability may, in exceptional cases, extend to applicants proposing a research topic which in itself bridges the area of study of the first degree and the one being applied for. In such cases, applicants would be required to attend an interview to assess their suitability, in accordance with procedures established by the Board.

Depending on the nature of the programme, 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 2021.

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

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: NIL
- Understand and appreciate the difference in style between various forms of media language
- Critically analyse and interpret different kinds of writing
- Learn how to write for a particular audience with the aim of publication
- Appreciate the variations of the English language in the world and how these are applied to various platforms
- Examine English literature and how this shapes narrative and style in political subject matter
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.
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.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 10 May 2021

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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