English MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

English MA

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:English MA

English MA
1 Year , 2 Year  Part- Time,Full- Time


The MA English trains students in first-class research skills; core courses include Research Methods and Literary Theory, specifically designed with the needs of MA English graduates in mind. For those keen to pursue careers in publishing, literary journalism, or communications, our hands-on Advanced Editing modules introduce students to the practical and theoretical skills necessary to produce a literary journal in print and digital form. These modules offer a collaborative opportunity for vital team-working experience; our students create, produce, and market the literary magazine The Ogham Stone, now recognized as a serious publishing option for both well-known and emerging authors wishing to reach new audiences. 

Our award-winning teachers in English research and publish powerful writing of their own, encouraging scholarly enquiry across a range of perspectives and traditions. Electives offered by our faculty include:

  • Literary Modernism  
  • Issues in Modern and Contemporary Poetry 
  • Politics and American Literature 
  • Literatures of Migration
  • Feminist Literary Theory 
  • Gender and Sexuality in Irish Writing
  • Postcolonial Theory and Literature 
  • Irish Americas in Literature & Culture
  • Literature, Film, and Human Rights  
  • Situating Irish Gothic 

The MA English programme broadens and deepens learner knowledge of literatures in English, literary and cultural theory, and textual practices. We provide our students with the opportunity and skills for independent research and self-directed learning, while enhancing analytical and critical thinking skills and instructing learners in the use of traditional and technological research resources. Importantly, the programme offers the opportunity for advanced studies in English literature and the chance to complete a substantial original research thesis. Ultimately, students of this programme graduate with enhanced career opportunities in a variety of fields, including the knowledge and skills required to advance to doctoral degree studies.



Dr Tina O’Toole
School of English, Irish and Communication
Tel: 353-61-234269
Email:  tina.otoole@ul.ie
Web: http://ulsites.ul.ie/cc/

Or select a course below: