Why study MA English and Literary Media at BU?
- Learn to critically evaluate a variety of texts drawn from film, television, the internet, literature and popular culture, relating those texts to the wider fields
- Explore how contemporary and historical texts have adapted for different mediums and how paratext and extra-textual materials contribute to audience expectations and experiences
- Explore definitions of free speech, freedom of expression, censorship and public interest in the context of public cultural controversies
- Develop the skills to think rigorously, critically, analytically and imaginatively, applying knowledge to practical situations
- Learn from leading national and international scholars in the fields of modern and contemporary literature, media studies, cultural studies and new media writing
- Engage with BU’s international writing competitions: The Bournemouth Writing Prize for emerging voices, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories integrating a variety of formats.
The MA English and Literary Media course offers you the option to study full-time or part-time, either in person or online. Lectures and online resources are combined with weekly small-group seminars to explore key texts, ideas, and concepts in more depth. If you are an online student, all your classes will take place virtually – bringing together a diverse cohort of students from all over the world and engaging with literary media texts and industry practices at the widest level.
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Next start date:
January 2022, September 2022, January 2023, September 2023
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus or distance learning
September- 1 year full-time, with or without placement. 16 months part-time or 20 months part-time with placement. January- 16 months or 20 months full-time with placement. 28 months part-time with or without placement
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent
International entry requirements:
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.