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MA English: Literatures of Engagement (Full-time)


Maynooth University    Department of English

Full time See Course MA 1 year full time

About the course

We live in a moment where the key discourses which have dominated our understanding of the world – of politics, economics and culture at large – suddenly seem inadequate to the task of engaging with an allegedly ‘post-truth’ environment. New discourses are struggling to emerge; some old ones appear once again to be urgently relevant. The political challenges now confronting us are urgent and manifold, and demand serious critical thinking. These include: inequality, migration, climate change, neo-imperialism, neo-nationalism and isolationism, the exploitations and depredations of global capitalism and resurgent misogyny and racism. The MA in English: Literatures of Engagement addresses this sense of crisis by recognising the significant role that literature – and the critical discourses associated with the study of literature – have in both reproducing and analysing cultural values and ideologies, but also in articulating responses and resistance to those. The programme is underpinned by a conviction that any critique of contemporary culture must be rooted in an informed understanding of historical currents shaping the present.

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Entry Requirements

B.A. degree with a subject mark in English, or a cognate discipline, of 2.1 or higher, or international equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

€2,000

Eligibility

Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the
University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.

Application Procedure

Applications are online via an online application system accessible from the
Following link: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships


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