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MA English & Literary Media

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

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.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, January 2020, September 2020, January 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

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

Entry requirements:

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.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

The following units will be studied over three semesters for the one year full-time option, or over four semesters spread over two years for the part-time option.

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Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

This course enables students to combine the skills of literary analysis developed during an undergraduate degree with a series of new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of English in a range of different media.

All information shown has been taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) or BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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What our students say

Jaime Gorman

The faculty of my programme are both dedicated and inspiring. They work hard to convey their knowledge and skills and expect the same dedication from us to absorb it.

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Dr Hywel Dix

We developed this MA as our students wanted to be able to carry on their studies and follow the distinctive approach we take to studying English here.