English - Texts & Contexts - Medieval to Renaissance

University College Cork


Course Name English - Texts & Contexts - Medieval to Renaissance
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKE31
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date 9 September 2019
Application Date

Expand+Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

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Duration 1 year, full time (12 months)
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Entry Requirements

Expand+To be considered for admission to an MA programme within the School of English, an applicant will normally possess a primary degree result of Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) level or higher or equivalent qualification in English or a cognate subje...


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The seminars for the taught core course in Texts and Contexts consist of two two-hour sessions per week. Each meeting will concentrate both on close reading of primary texts and on the contextual element of the course, conside...

Course Content

Expand+This MA, offering Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance modules, explores the full variety and contexts of writing from the islands of Britain and Ireland across the period circa 700 to circa 1700. We concentrate on interactions between texts ...

Subjects Taught

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EN6009 Contemporary Literary Research: Skills, Methods and Strategies (10 credits)
EN6051Middle English Literature, 1200-1550 (10 credits)
EN6052 New Histories of the Book: theories and practices of earlier writing (10 credits)
EN6054 Rena...

Assessment Method The course is assessed by a combination of essays / assignments, a research journal in ePortfolio format, an oral presentation of the proposed dissertation topic and a 15-17,000-word dissertation.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information

Graduates of the course will be linguistically and critically-adept writers and researchers, capable of advanced scholarly research. With extensive knowledge of the physical, social, formal, and linguistic contexts of ideas and writing over time, the MA in ‘Med & Ren’ will equip you with the skills required for careers in teaching, journalism and broadcasting, new media, publishing, librarianship, administration, and policy research and formation.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Tom Birkett
+ 353 21 4902668
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