Taught course

English (Texts & Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance)

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 supplementary form and the 500 word personal statement

Months of entry


Course content

While allowing students the opportunity to specialise in any two of the three traditions, which comprise this wider area (i.e. Old, or Middle, or Renaissance English), the course also aims to achieve significant dialogues between all three traditions and also the wider interdisciplinary contexts of earlier literary production - Latin and vernacular European literatures, art, history, and music.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Andrew King
00 353 (0) 21 490 3292