MA in Modern English Literature
Run by the English Department in Mary Immaculate College since 2002, this highly-successful and popular one-year taught Master of Arts programme in Modern English Literature has graduated over 146 students and 97% of these students have graduated with an honours MA degree.
The aims of the programme are:
- To widen and deepen students' knowledge and appreciation of English literature and contemporary critical theory
- To familiarise students with traditional and modern technological sources for research in English literature
- To equip students with the knowledge and skills required for doctoral studies
- To enhance students' career opportunities
Numbers each year are capped at 10 so that individual attention is guaranteed. All students are required to take six modules and submit a thesis. Part-time students may also be admitted but in their case completion of the programme will take two years.
Modules will be delivered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the academic year from 4-6pm.
Potential career options include but are not limited to:
Teaching at primary and/or post-primary level; entry to PhD programmes; technical writing; journalism; media work; copyediting; civil service; web editing; academic administration, magazine publishing (hard copies and online editions); advertising and marketing; arts administration; library administration; teaching English language and literature in other countries; Human Resources; digital copywriter; lexicographer; online editor; webmaster; social media administrator/editor/manager; research administrator; researcher; information officer; instructional design; Irish heritage studies; genealogical studies; tourism; public relations; commerce journalist; digital education coordinator; online and blended learning administrator/manager/content provider; digital teacher; digital marketing; corporate blogger; market researcher; policy analyst; search engine optimiser and data analysis.