BA [Hons] English + Media
explore both literary and visual media, and gain insight into how it affects our daily lives. If you
are passionate about literature and the media, then this degree is the perfect choice for you.
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Students in this course will analyse literature including poetry, drama, and fiction, alongside multiple forms of visual and popular culture. By doing so, they will engage with historical and contemporary traditions of writing, media, and critical thought.
Texts, both literary and from multiple forms of media, will be critically explored as reflective of people’s ways of knowing, thinking and communicating. In this new degree, students will engage in debates and dialogues around writing and media, as well as critical and cultural
theories. They will also develop invaluable skills in writing and expression that will contribute to their communication and critical thinking skills.
What will I do?
- Study a range of literary works, looking at their history,
genre and themes
- Explore the history of media and learn how to critique
and analyse them
- Examine the connections between literature and media
- Develop skills in critical and analytical thinking
- Learn to write for different media platforms
- Broaden your knowledge of culture
- Investigate the relationship between representation,
culture and politics
- The option to study abroad under the Erasmus+
programme, or to do an industry placement in Ireland
Graduates of these areas are employed in: Journalism,
Publishing, Copywriting, Advertising, Public Relations,
Radio, NGOs, Human Rights and Advocacy, Film Production,
Television, Teaching, and Broadcasting.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for Master’s courses in
areas such as: literature, culture, media, journalism, theatre
and drama, as well as the professional M. Ed courses to
teach English at second Level.
What will I study?
Year 1 – 18th Century Literature | Romantic Poetry | Irish
Literature 1 | Popular Fiction | Youth Culture | Theatre | Irish
Cinema | Media History.
Year 2 – The 19th Century Novel | War Literature | Irish
Literature 2 | Writing Practice | Visual Cultures | Writing for
Media Platforms | Critical Theory | Cultural Identities.
Year 3 – Postmodernism | World Literature | Contemporary
Irish Literature | Gothic and Horror | World Systems |
Censorship | Visual Cultures & Violence | Technology +