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Culture and Colonialism (MA)
Scholarships are available for this programme.
The MA in Culture and Colonialism explores literature, politics and culture from Ireland to India, and from Africa to the Middle East. It is a multi-disciplinary taught Master of Arts programme, aimed at graduates from the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. 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.
This MA allows students to combine the specialisation of postgraduate research with the adaptable skills training of a multi-disciplinary approach. Students benefit from the legacy of an MA programme established in 1994; 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.
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
- Dr Louis de Paor (Scoil na Gaeilge): Colonialism in Cultural Theory
- Dr Su-Ming Khoo (Department of Political Science and Sociology): Decolonization and Neo- Colonialism
- Dr Lionel Pilkington (Department of English): Approaches to Culture and Colonialism
- Dr Laurence Marley (Department of History): History of Colonialism and Imperialism
- Dr Sean Ryder (Department of English): Approaches to Culture and Colonialism
- Dr Tony Varley (Department of Political Science and Sociology): Decolonization and Neo-Colonialism
- Dr Muireann O'Cinneide ( Department of English): Literature and Colonialism
- Dr Fiona Bateman (Moore Institute): Cinema and Colonialism
- Dr Daniel Carey (English): Travel Literature
Requirements and Assessment
1 year, full-time | 2 years, part-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
You are advised to apply early, which may result in an early offer; see the offer round dates
Mode of study
GYA02 (full-time) | GYA39 (part-time)
Our teaching staff has been drawn over the years from the disciplines of English, History, Political Science and Sociology, Economics, Irish Studies, Film Studies, Spanish, French, Archaeology, German, Italian, and Classics, and is supplemented by Irish and international guest lecturers.
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
- Travel Literature
- Political Economy, Colonialism and Globalization (How To Argue with an Economist).
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant—please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition. You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee. An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270. SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.
Postgraduate fee breakdown = tuition (EU or NON EU) + student levy as outlined above.