Taught course

Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A primary degree (with first or second class honours) in an appropriate discipline e.g. Languages, Literature, Cultural Studies, European Studies, Media & Communication Studies etc. Applicants with an approved equivalent qualification will be considered. Good proficiency in English is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies offers students the opportunity to engage in the comparative study of a range of world literatures and cultural practices in a combination that is currently unique in Ireland.

It aims to foster and develop critical inquiry into the function and social resonance of literature, art and culture (including popular culture) and focuses on how literature, film and other cultural artefacts in different countries, cultures and languages explore questions of how we construct our past; how collective identities are shaped and challenged, what visions and hopes we have for the future.

Successful completion of the course will provide you with an internationally recognised professional qualification, widely applicable research and communications skills, and a comprehensive understanding of current issues and debates in the comparative study of literature and culture.

See more at: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies MA

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements.

Please visit: Non-European Applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Marieke Krajenbrink
353-61- 202453/202321