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New Media and Cultural Studies can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination. Review the subjects you can study with New Media and Cultural Studies by looking at the table at the end of this section.
You are a reader; you like books, newspapers and magazines, as well as films, TV, radio and social networking. You are bright, perceptive and curious, good at working in a team, keen to express and communicate ideas and opinions. You are open to new ideas, and to the power of words and images to inform, influence and convince. You want to learn more about literature and the arts, media and culture, the individual in society, and to be creative in a challenging world.
Why study New Media and Cultural Studies at UL?
The new media and cultural studies pathway will allow you to undertake specialised study in cultural studies including film studies, comparative literature, visual cultural studies and cultural theory as well as aspects of new media.
“New media” refers both to the media that have emerged in response to technological evolution and to new ways of using traditional media as a result of technological change. In addition, you will also acquire critical and analytical skills; specialised new media production skills; research and writing skills and the opportunity to study abroad and obtain work experience.
New Media and Cultural Studies Joint Honours Pathway
Modules are subject to change.
|Year 1||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|CU4121||Introduction To New Media and Cultural Studies||CU4112||Cultural Studies 2: Language and Culture|
|Year 2||Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Students select 2:||Cooperative Education Placement|
|CU4027||Visual cultural Studies|
|CS4031||Introduction to Digital Media|
|TW4003||Introduction to Technical Communication|
|SO4033||Sociology of the Media|
|Year 3||Semester 5||Semester 6|
|External Academic Placement||Students select 2:|
|CU4116||Cultural Studies 4: Cultural Theory|
|CU4026||How to Read a Film|
|CU4014||Analyzing Media discourse|
|TW4006||Writing for New Media|
|Year 4||Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Students select 2:||Students select 2:|
|CU4127||Cultural Studies 5: Comparative Literature||CU4018||European Cinema post 60's|
|CU4037||European Cinema to the 50's||CU4006||Travel Literature|
|CU4128||New Media, Language and Globalisation||TW4118||Content Development and Information Management|
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.
Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.
In addition, students wishing to study a Language must hold a minimum H4 grade in that language, with the exception of beginners German or beginners Spanish where a H4 grade in a language other than English is required. Specialist requirement in Mathematics also Ð for those studying Economics or Mathematics.
For certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.
Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.
Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling admission requirements for this programme. go to the UL Admissions QQI page for a full list of modules.
Mathematics graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:
- Communications and public relations
- eCommerce and ePublishing
- Technical Writing and editing
- Print and electronic media journalism
- Media production
- Media research and analysis
- Advertising and marketing
- Research and teaching at third level
- Development and research in voluntary organisations
- MA English
- MA Journalism (with Grad Dip option)
- MA in Marketing, Consumption and Society
- MA Technical Communication and E-Learning
- MA in TESOL