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About the course

From award-winning graphic novels to superhero movies competing for the global box office, comics and comics culture are everywhere today.

The MA in Comics Studies will help you discover and critically engage with the varied history, cultures and industries that have made comics a pre-eminent and vibrant art form.

Whether you are a fan of comics and graphic novels, or interested in visual storytelling more generally, then this MA is ideal for you.

You will develop advanced knowledge of comics as an international art form with ties to wider popular and avant-garde cultures, and will learn to critically analyse and evaluate a broad range of comics styles and formats.

Course Overview:

The MA in Comics Studies is the only MA programme of its kind in the world, and whether you are new to the field

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Entry Requirements

Degree Subject: Humanities or Social Sciences
Degree Classification UK BA (Hons): 2:1 or equivalent

Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 58 (minimum 42 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

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