NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 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): 1MIC1, full-time; 1MIC2, 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. CONTACT Professor Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa T: +353 91 492 239 E:

International Contemporary Literatures and Media

Your Course This is a multidisciplinary and comparative MA programme designed for students with an interest in contemporary literatures and media. It familiarises students with the movements, authors, texts and themes of international contemporary literature. It broadens their intellectual horizons and provides them with the skills for research and critical analysis. Students will be prepared for careers in media, arts administration, teaching, translation, and international marketing and communications. The course programme includes the study of seminal texts, films, and other media by international authors and artists from the 1960s to the post-modern era and beyond. Non-English texts will be read in translation. Core modules are: The Arts of Reading; Worlds of Fantasy: Literature, Film, Computer Games; Resisting through Culture: Conflicts in Europe and Beyond; and Contemporary Literary Genres. This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For more information on how you can tailor your master’s programme in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures to suit your interests, see page 26. Career Opportunities Postgraduate students acquire a flexible skills base in dealing with creative and communicative tasks, along with analytical, organisational and research skills. They move on to avail of a corresponding range of career opportunities after graduation. Careers can be developed in, for example, publishing, print and electronic media, the culture industries, and education. Minimum Entry Requirements Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent in any discipline with a strong literature or media component. FIND OUT MORE AT: international-contemporary-literatures-media.html


1. The course provides excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a PhD in this area. 2. This multidisciplinary course prepares students for careers in media, arts administration, teaching, translation, and international marketing and communications. 3. The course addresses the fundamental cultural changes brought about by factors such as globalisation, the end of the Cold War, and technological and communicative innovations in the late twentieth century.

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