Culture and Colonialism (MA), M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    6015 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The MA in Culture and Colonialism explores literature, politics and culture from Ireland to India, and from Africa to the Middle East. It is a multi-disciplinary taught Master of Arts programme, aimed at graduates from the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

About

Students analyse imperial ascendancies, race and racial theories, nationalist movements, postcolonial experiences, the rise of neo-colonial thought, multiculturalism and interculturalism, and the implications of globalisation and development for the modern world.

This MA allows students to combine the specialisation of postgraduate research with the adaptable skills training of a multi-disciplinary approach. Students benefit from the legacy of an MA programme established in 1994; the programme has continuously re-invented itself in changing ideological climates while maintaining its primary goal: to offer a critical education in the cultural discourses of power.

MA in Culture and Colonialism graduates have gone on to careers in development work, NGOs, law, university lecturing, publishing, media, journalism, community work, teaching (primary and secondary), film-making, advertising, and the civil service. The programme has a particularly strong record in research training: a high proportion of its students have proceeded to doctoral programmes in Ireland, Britain and North America, with many of them winning prestigious funding awards.

Programme Structure

  •  Literature and Colonialism
  •  Cinema and Colonialism
  •  Studies in the History of Colonialism and Imperialism
  •  Decolonization and Neo-Colonialism: The Politics of ‘Development’
  •  Colonialism and Cultural Theory
  •  Approaches to Culture and Colonialism
  •  Travel Literature
  •  Political Economy, Colonialism and Globalization (How To Argue with an Economist).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

NQAI Level 8 at H2.2 in relevant subject area, GPA 3.0 or equivalent international qualification. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6015 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6015 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1,100 EUR/month
Living Costs

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Funding


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