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We live in a moment where the key discourses which have dominated our understanding of the world – of politics, economics and culture at large – suddenly seem inadequate to the task of engaging with an allegedly ‘post-truth’ environment. New discourses are struggling to emerge; some old ones appear once again to be urgently relevant. The political challenges now confronting us are urgent and manifold, and demand serious critical thinking. These include: inequality, migration, climate change, neo-imperialism, neo-nationalism and isolationism, the exploitations and depredations of global capitalism and resurgent misogyny and racism. The MA in English: Literatures of Engagement addresses this sense of crisis by recognising the significant role that literature – and the critical discourses associated with the study of literature – have in both reproducing and analysing cultural values and ideologies, but also in articulating responses and resistance to those. The programme is underpinned by a conviction that any critique of contemporary culture must be rooted in an informed understanding of historical currents shaping the present.

The faculty in the Department of English at Maynooth is particularly well placed to reflect on our current cultural moment, having an established an international reputation for producing radical and politically-engaged cultural criticism. The programme will equip students to question the governing and normative structures of their society, critically confronting those discourses through which they are guided to think of themselves as entrepreneurial subjects rather than as human beings. It will help students to develop skills in creative critical thinking and argument, promote intellectual curiosity and excitement, and affirm the intrinsic and non-instrumental value of education as a social good.

Students will benefit from the instruction of committed and energetic scholars working at the forefront of their fields, with research specialism which include Irish Studies, American, African and comparative literature, Renaissance Studies, and digital humanities. Their work addresses questions of: ecology; economy; diversity; gender, sexuality and race relations; borders; citizenship; terrorism; sovereignty; imperialism; migration and refugees. These questions are addressed using an intersectional model, drawing on key currents in literary and cultural theory: feminism and gender studies, Marxism. Through their choice of elective modules and a dissertation topic, students will have the opportunity to pursue their specific research interests.

The MA in Literatures of Engagement will develop its students’ skills in critical analysis, argument, persuasion, and communication, and equip them with the ability and initiative to be engaged, responsible, and informed global citizens.

Career Options

For some students this proposed programme will provide an essential bridge to doctoral studies in English Literature and cultural studies.

For the majority of students it will allow them to acquire valuable research, analytical and critical skills. These skills can then underpin their subsequent careers in various fields, such as: education; public administration; journalism/media; arts policy and administration; editing and publishing; law.

However, these types of analytical skills are essential for almost any modern workplace: assessing a mass of information and extracting the essential from the non-essential; assessing an argument; distinguishing facts from persuasive rhetoric; the necessity for clear and effective communication – especially being able to write concisely, compellingly and elegantly.

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Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
€14.000,00 (Rp 240.526.945) per tahun

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Tanggal mulai

September 2021


Maynooth University



Republic of Ireland

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a recognised university . Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study. Students need to have a minimum score of 560 in paper based TOEFL and 59 in PTE.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

B.A. degree with a subject mark in English, or a cognate discipline, of 2.1 or higher, or international equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score - applicants for Business Masters programmes must also have a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 560
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 92
  • PTE(Pearson): 59

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Info tentang Maynooth University

Maynooth adalah universitas ‘muda’ yang dihargai secara internasional, dengan warisan kaya yang menawarkan pengalaman belajar mahasiswa yang unggul.

  • Di kota universitas satu-satunya di Irlandia, 25km dari Dublin
  • Tiga fakultas dengan 34 departemen akademis
  • Peringkat ke-43 dalam THE 100 Universities Under 50 Rankings
  • Kantor Internasional menawarkan dukungan ramah dan berdedikasi