Taught course

English (American Literature & Film)

University College Cork · Department of English

Entry requirements

Candidates must have achieved an honours standard in an approved primary degree or possess such other qualifications as may be deemed suitable by the Head of Department, following consultation with the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee. All applications must also be approved by the relevant faculty. In addition to applying online, the selection committee for the MA in the Department of English, University College Cork attaches strong importance to the additional special supplementary candidate's form and the 500 word personal statement.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA (CKE27) will offer students advanced interdisciplinary study in American cultural representations. Students will explore a wide range of film, literature and related texts from the nineteenth century intellectual foundations to contemporary representations of American culture. Close analyses of the texts and their social, cultural and theoretical contexts will provide insights into the ways in which America has been represented in novels, poetry, drama, art and film.

Applications are made online.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Alan Gibbs
00 353 (0) 21 490 2508