School of Arts, English and Languages

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Taught


English Literary Studies

Enrich and extend your engagement with English, from the earliest writings to a global tradition

The MA in English Literary Studies enables students to pursue studies in a single pathway, from medieval literature to modern American literature and culture, or to select modules from across pathways, allowing for a bespoke postgraduate experience which allows for a range of possibilities for further research.

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Creative Writing

Queen's is most famous for its writers, such as Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Glenn Patterson, Stewart Parker and Medbh McGuckian.

Now in its fifteenth year, the goal of the MA in Creative Writing is to lead out the native abilities of students, so as to give the best possible chance of becoming the writers and artists they wish to become.

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Poetry: Creativity and Criticism

The MA in Poetry offers students either a critical or a creative pathway, or a combination of the two.

Students who follow a critical pathway will be joining an academic environment with a long-standing reputation for the critical study of poetry from Ireland, Britain and the United States. Poets who come to develop their own creative writing have the unique opportunity of working with some of Ireland’s most renowned poets.

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Broadcast Literacy

The MA offers an integrated programme of study in the theoretical, applied and creative aspects of contemporary broadcasting.

Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to broadcasting, as well as to basic techniques useful for broadcast practice. The programme should appeal to graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly those with backgrounds in English, politics, history, journalism, cultural studies and creative writing.

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