The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English, and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English. It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.
The MA programme consists of six taught modules. Students will additionally complete a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on an approved topic. They will also be required to attend a series of postgraduate research methodology seminars as part of the preparation and presentation of dissertations and to submit dissertations by the stipulated deadlines.
The MA in Philosophy and Literature can be studied Full-time over one year and part-time students will require two years. The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.
The objectives of the programme are: • To provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and Literature • To give a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and Literature • To develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems • To introduce the techniques and strategies for study and research at postgraduate level.
The minimum qualification is normally a second-class honours degree, grade two, in either of the two subjects, or in a cognate area. In exceptional circumstances applications may be considered from those with an approved equivalent qualification. Candidates may be required to attend for interview.
Recipient: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
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