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This one year (full-time) MA advances practical, research, and writing skills while deepening creative and critical engagement with media of all kinds. The core module in Critical and Creative Media Research develops transferable research, writing, and analytical skills, while optional pathways take students through Irish media history and contemporary media archives; creative interactive computing and digital identities, and writing for screen media and screen production.
Students will be offered the flexibility to pursue traditional scholarly and practice-based research, with most modules permitting a combination of critical and creative assessment options. Electives in Anthropology, Irish, Sociology, Law, and Geography are available for students keen to explore the
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Candidates for the MA in Critical and Creative Media must have the equivalent of a 2.1 honours degree in Media Studies, or in a related subject in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, or Communication and Information Technology.
Applicants from abroad must have a recognised primary degree that is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850
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