NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of English and Creative Arts College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1CC1, full-time; 1CC2, 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 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. 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This MA allows students to combine the specialisation of postgraduate research with the adaptable skills training of a multidisciplinary approach. 2. Students benefit from the legacy of an MA programme established in 1994. 3. The programme has continuously re-invented itself in changing ideological climates while maintaining its primary goal: to offer a critical education in the cultural discourses of power. CONTACT Dr Muireann Ó Cinneide T: +353 91 495 388 E:

Culture and Colonialism

Your Course This multi-disciplinary MA explores literature, politics and culture from Ireland to India, and from Africa to the Middle East. Students analyse imperial ascendancies, race and racial theories, nationalist movements, postcolonial experiences, the rise of neo-colonial thought, multiculturalism and interculturalism, and the implications of globalisation and development for the modern world. Modules/coursework on offer may include: • Literature and Colonialism; • Cinema and Colonialism; • Studies in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism; • Decolonization and Neo-Colonialism: The Politics of ‘Development’; • Colonialism and Cultural Theory; • Approaches to Culture and Colonialism; • NGOs and the Making of the Twentieth-Century World. Career Opportunities MA in Culture and Colonialism graduates have gone on to careers in development work, NGOs, law, university lecturing, publishing, media, journalism, community work, teaching (primary and secondary), film-making, advertising and the civil service. The programme has a particularly strong record in research training: a high proportion of its students have proceeded to doctoral programmes in Ireland, Britain and North America, with many of them winning prestigious funding awards. Minimum Entry Requirements NQAI Level 8 at H2.2 in relevant subject area, GPA 3.0 or equivalent international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. FIND OUT MORE AT: culture-colonialism.html

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