NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 16 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MAD1, full-time; 1MAD2, part-time 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.

Digital Cultures

Your Course This course introduces students to concepts, debates, tools and methods related to the application of digital technologies to humanities research and creative (especially literary) practice. The programme is co-taught by staff from English, Information Technology (IT), Media Studies and other units, including the James Hardiman Library. It will focus on the use of digital tools for text- mining and data visualisation, and on the creation and use of digital editions, digital archives and ‘born-digital’ literature. It will also examine wider cultural questions about the impact of technologies on society. For some graduates, the programme may provide a stepping stone to further research, such as a PhD; for others, it may provide a skill set for digital creative practice, or employment in areas of cultural heritage, IT, education, media and more. Career Opportunities Graduates will be able to follow employment opportunities in which a combination of a high level of IT skills may be required in conjunction with core humanities skills in communication, analysis, research and creativity. This includes areas such as information and communication technologies; creative arts; cultural heritage; media; teaching; and further research. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants will require a NQAI Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours, or equivalent, with a 2.1 in a related subject. Where applicants do not meet the formal academic requirements they can apply for entry through the university’s Recognition for Prior Learning Policy. FIND OUT MORE AT:

CONTACT Professor Sean Ryder T: +353 91 493 009 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Allows you to develop skills with digital technology and apply them to research and to creative arts. 2. Allows you to reflect on the role and impact of new technologies on culture and society. 3. Provides knowledge and skills that may be useful in a variety of employments, including education, cultural heritage, media, design and creative practice.

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