MA English & Literary Media is a contemporary, modern English degree that emphasises the way that media and digital technology influence how we understand and engage with literature, literary texts and narratives. It also explores how developments in media and technology offer innovative and interactive forms of storytelling for authors and communication practitioners.
Drawing productively from English Literature and literary studies, as well as cultural studies and digital humanities, the course de-privileges the idea of the printed text and considers it alongside the kinds of narrative that exist in other media.
You will be invited to consider the ways in which both contemporary and historical literary texts have been adapted for different mediums and how para text and extra textual materials contribute to audience expectations and experiences. You’ll explore definitions of free speech, freedom of expression, censorship and public interest in the context of public cultural controversies.
Our academic staff members include leading national and international scholars in the fields of modern and contemporary literature, media studies, cultural studies and new media writing. In addition, the Faculty of Media & Communication has a number of practising media professionals whose experience of working within the media industries complements the academic expertise of our researchers.
This combination of academic rigour with professional practice is ideally suited to helping you develop transferable skills during your Master’s degree.
Next start date:
September 2019, January 2020, September 2020, January 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
1 year full-time, with or without optional placement. 16 months or 20 months part-time with optional placement September start. 16 months or 20 months full-time with optional placement. 28 months part-time with or without optional placement January start
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 and January 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.
For September 2020 and January 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll needIELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.