BA [Hons] English, Media
+ Cultural Studies

A unique and exciting degree that combines the study of Literature with Film and Television studies. You will explore culture and gain insight into how it affects our daily lives. You will study literary works, media texts, film, television and visual cultures. If you are passionate about literature and the media, this degree is the perfect opportunity to develop your media literacy and refine your ability to make critically-reasoned arguments.

What will I do?

  • Study a range of literary works, looking at their history, genre and themes.
  • Explore the history of Film & Television and learn how to critique and analyse them.
  • Examine the connections between Literature, Cinema and Television.
  • Develop skills in Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Broaden your knowledge of culture.
  • Investigate the releationship between representation culture and politics.
  • Learn to write for different media platforms.

Future Careers

Graduates are employed in : Journalism, Publishing, Advertising, Public Relations, Radio, Research, International Relations & Politics,  Trade Unionism, Human Rights and Advocacy,  Film Production, Television, Teaching, & Broadcasting.

Further study: You will be eligible to apply for Masters courses  including  the professional Masters of Education courses to teach English at second Level.

What modules will I study?

Year 1
Modern English Literature, Introduction to Critical Theory, Introduction to Cinema and Cultural Studies, Introduction to Media Studies, Introduction to Urban Literatures, Learning Journal, Dramatic Writing.

Year 2
Critical Theory, Documentary and Film, Political Economy + Globalisation, 19th Century Literature, Tragic Theatre, Popular Cultures, Writing for Multiple Media Platforms, Genres of Popular Fiction

Year 3
20th Century Irish Writing, James Joyce, Cultural Identities, Contemporary Cinema, Research Methods, Modernism, TV Drama, Work Employment and Society, Research proposal development.

Year 4
Media and Cultural Identity in Ireland, Contemporary Literature, Censorship and Control, Politics and
Public Cultures in Ireland, Dissertation.

Sample elective modules: Censorship and Control, American Literature, Technology and Cultures, Non Western Cinema, Gothic and Horror, Visual Cultures and Political Violence.

English, Media + Cultural Studies Students
English, Media + Cultural Studies Students