School of English and Creative Arts College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA. Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may be admitted with relevant professional experience via a qualifying exam, or be admitted to the PDip. DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15–20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MLP1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.
Literature and Publishing
Your Course This long-established and perennially popular MA remains Ireland’s only postgraduate programme dedicated to literature and publishing. It is a distinctive offering that explores the interfaces between writing and the marketplace, between literature and transmission, and between the aesthetic and material aspects of texts. Students deepen their existing knowledge of literature while also developing new competencies in areas such as marketing, the practical elements of editorial and production work, and the business aspects of contemporary publishing. This MA not only strengthens academic skills in literary analysis and research, but it also places a strong emphasis on preparation for the professional world. Students register for the core modules ‘Contemporary Publishing’ and ‘Publishing: Perspectives and Professionalisation,’ and they can select from a variety of optional modules such as ‘Copy-editing and Proofreading,’ ‘Book History,’ ‘Introduction to Business,’ ‘Representations of the Book in Literature and Film,’ ‘Introduction to Digital Humanities,’ ‘Media and Marketing Communications,’ ‘Literature and Colonialism,’ ‘Medieval Aesthetics and Poetic Art,’ or ‘Literature of North America.’ In the programme’s final summer months, all students complete either a portfolio project or a research dissertation. Career Opportunities Our graduates have launched successful careers in a range of fields, including publishing, advertising, bookselling, arts administration, social media management, and public relations. Employers across a variety of sectors value the transferrable communication, research, project management, teamwork, and critical thinking skills that are cultivated over the course of this MA. Minimum Entry Requirements NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, H2.2 overall with H2.1 in one subject. GPA 3.0 or equivalent. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/ literature-publishing.html
CONTACT Dr Lindsay Reid T: +353 91 492 565 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Hands-on publishing experience: The literary journal ROPES is developed, edited, marketed, and produced by this programme’s students on an annual basis. 2. Industry speakers: Students have opportunities to hear from and network with guest speakers from publishing and related industries. 3. Visits and volunteering: There may be opportunities for visits to publishing houses or other relevant businesses. Many students volunteer with local book fairs and literary festivals, and some become interns with Irish publishers.
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