Please note, the first intake for this programme is September 2012.
The MA in Popular Culture is a distinct, interdisciplinary MA programme that covers film, literature and cultural history. It will appeal if you are interested in popular culture in its critical and historical contexts.
Delivered by an enthusiastic team of cross-disciplinary specialists in popular culture research, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a comparative study of literature, history and film, working across subject boundaries.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
The MA in Popular Culture will appeal if you have interests that cross the boundaries of popular culture, literature, film and history, and you would like to pursue this combined focus at Masters level. The programme is also excellent preparation if you wish to pursue a research-based higher degree in the future since it includes a compulsory introduction to research skills and methodologies as well as a dissertation project.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAMME?
You will acquire a distinctive subject knowledge arising from the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. The MA will provide you with experience of advanced cultural study, the practical skills necessary to undertake work across subject boundaries and training in transferable research skills and methodologies.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The programme consists of two core modules (20 credits each), four optional modules (20 credits each) and a compulsory 15,000-word dissertation (60 credits).
You will take a module intended to update your critical skills and theoretical knowledge and also study a further core module introducing research philosophies and methodologies in the humanities.
Optional modules focus on a diverse range of topics engaging with film, literature and cultural studies.
HOW WILL I STUDY?
The course will be delivered in the evenings through three-hour group sessions at the Ormskirk Campus. Part-time students will attend one evening a week and full-time students will attend twice a week. Teaching is currently scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings (6pm-9pm).
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You will be assessed through a combination of assignments which, depending on the modules you choose, may include essays, critical reviews, critical diaries, presentations and research-based projects as well as a 15,000-word dissertation.
WHAT ARE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
Graduates in the humanities with a higher degree find employment in a wide variety of careers such as teaching, arts organisation and management, the heritage industry, publishing, advertising, journalism, libraries and learning centres or management/administration.