English Literature

Open University in Ireland


Course Name English Literature
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code F88
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters MA (Engl) (Open)
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Duration 2 years.

How long it takes
You will be able to complete this masters qualification within two years by studying one module a year.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+You must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent), preferably in English or a closely related subject. Although your degree need not be in English, you must show some knowledge of the subject, together with the study skills expected of a graduate in ...


Expand+On completion
On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded the Master of Arts in English Literature entitling you to use the letters MA Eng Lit (Open) after your name. You will have the opportunity of being presented at a degr...

Course Content

Expand+MA in English
Our MA in English Literature introduces you to studying literature, poetry, drama and prose in relation to culture and across three broad themes. The first of these, literary-popular culture, includes exploring genre writing, the bests...

Subjects Taught

To gain the 180 credits you require for this qualification, you must study the modules in the order shown below and pass part 1 before progressing to part 2:

Compulsory modules Credits
• MA English literature part 1 (A893) 90
• MA ...

Number of Credits 180
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career relevance
This degree is relevant to careers that directly call on knowledge of English literature and culture. It may also be relevant for careers that demand skills in the creative use and analysis of texts of various sorts, critical thinki...

Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

Tel: +353 1 678 5399
Email: ireland@open.ac.uk
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