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Bachelor of Arts (English and Media Studies)
With platform convergence, and a dissolving of the walls between information and entertainment media, Media Studies is an increasingly popular programme internationally as well as domestically. The Discipline of English has a tradition of giving critical attention to cultural creation in broad, inclusive contexts. This programme builds on that experience, and on ongoing student demand, to provide a programme, grounded in the humanities, that prepares students for engagement with our multi-platform media environment.
The primary focus of the programme is the theoretical study of media in critical and historical perspective. A core aim of this programme is to equip students with transferable communications and critical thinking skills that will equip them for future success in the labour market.
Students will have opportunities to explore both Media Studies and traditional English literature offerings. Based on current Teaching Council requirements, students in this denominated BA programme would meet the requirements to teach English at post-primary level.
Students will also develop research skills that afford them an appropriate grounding for further educational opportunities nationally or internationally. Several MA programmes provide pathways for graduates of this Denominated BA to proceed into further education at postgraduate levels at NUI Galway.
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A Level Grades (2018)
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• Introduction to Fiction
• Introduction to Poetry
• Introduction to Drama and Theatre
• Critical Perspectives on Literature
• Literature in the Social World
• Cultural Foundations (Media Studies)
• Media Ethics
• Digital Literacies: Theory and Practice
• Courses are a combination of lectures and seminars
• Medieval Literature
• Media, Culture, and Society
• 18th Century Studies
• Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms
• 19th Century British Literature
• Modern Irish Literature
• Representation, Identity, Media
Practical focus, and a choice of modules, including on-campus project work, work observation/ placement and/or study abroad.
• The History of the Book
• The Revolution will not be Televised
• Genre Studies
• Contemporary Literature
• Masculinity and Crisis
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Fees: Student Contribution
Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy: €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.
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Dr Elizabeth Tilley