Course Description

Modern and Contemporary Literary Studies (M.Phil.)

The study of literature is never just one thing. Modern literary culture is diverse, exciting, complex and rich. 

The course offers graduates in English and related disciplines (such as History, Art History and Modern Languages) the opportunity to explore over two centuries of anglophone writing and literary history. You will be introduced to key texts, authors and ideas from the nineteenth century through to the contemporary moment. You will shape your own distinct programme of study through a variety of option modules. You will also undertake a substantial piece of independent research in the form of a dissertation. 

At Trinity you will join a supportive and dynamic community of students, scholars, and writers in a world-leading English department right at the heart of one of the world’s great literary cities. You will also have access to the outstanding library and archival collections of our world-famous copyright library, which could form the basis for your own fundamental research.

Closing Date: 31st March 2022

CollegeTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryEnglish Literature, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Awarding Body DetailsM.Phil
Course Duration1 year full-time, 2 year part-time
Entry RequirementsApplicants should have an honours bachelor degree (at least of upper-second class standard or GPA of 3.3) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (such as English, History, Art History, Irish Studies, Modern Languages
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