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The M.A. in Literary Tradition and Popular Culture is a taught programme that examines the relationship between literary works and popular culture and how certain texts transcend the test of time. The M.A. invites you to interpret all kinds of works, theories and pop cultural phenomena to come up with an appraisal for why particular literature captures the public’s imagination. If you’re interested in the arts, comparative literature, canonicity and the fundamental eminence and aesthetics behind why works of literature enjoy universal acclaim, this programme is geared towards training you to be critical and to embark on your own exploration of literary standards of excellence and pop culture sensations.
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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800 Yr 1: Eur 10,800 - Yr 2: NIL
— Appraise and evaluate literary works and pop culture — Collect data for research analysis and apply sources and references to strengthen your writing — Learn how to be critical and proposing hypotheses that are convincing and interesting — Present arguments that are well-written and articulated, clearly expressed and supported with evidence — Integrate non-literary material into the research of literary texts — Approach literature and popular culture with theory and through comparative analysis
The course is not restricted to graduates of language and literature but welcomes Honours graduates (Second Class or better) as well as all those holding an Ordinary degree at Category II or better. Indeed the programme which will be taught in its entirety in English is designed to address the interests of students from different academic backgrounds. The intent of this cutting-edge programme is to provide students with a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogical exchange on a vast array of comparative issues and to build a dynamic postgraduate community.
Requirements for Overseas Students
Overseas students should click here for the English Language Proficiency Requirements.
The taught Master of Arts in ‘Literary Tradition and Popular Culture’ is flexible enough to enable its students to take up employment opportunities both locally and abroad in a wide spectrum of areas which may include among others teaching, broadcasting, journalism, publishing, consultancy, the Foreign Office, Public Relations, Personnel Management, Advertising, Ministerial Secretarial Careers, Political careers, script writers and proof readers. Students will also be able to go on to doctoral study after having obtained their Master of Arts.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.
Last Updated: 10 May 2021
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