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BA Literary Studies

3 years

€2143 pa

Programme profile

This is a new programme for 2016 that is a unique and interdisciplinary degree that combines the best of two worlds — Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature — and that specialises in philosophical and political perspectives on art, literature, and popular culture

Programme content

The programme combines core modules with electives in a wide range of subjects. Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and hone your skills through interactive case studies, focused on concrete cultural issues. You are also encouraged to pick an additional minor (in a subject of your choice), learn another language, study a semester abroad or do an internship.

First year

The first year consists of compulsory modules. introducing the fields to be studied, various methods of analysis and interpretation, and key theoretical concepts. In the module ‘Literary Worlds’, for example, you will familiarise yourself with ‘world literature and film’ in the time of postcolonialism and globalisation [with one eye on the past]

Second year

The second year will provide you with a wide-ranging overview of Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies. In the second and third year, you will have the opportunity to choose your own minor and elective courses in a wide range of subjects, as well as having the option to study abroad or do an internship.

Third Year

The third year is partly dedicated to Philosophy of Science. In addition, you will participate in a research seminar, have the opportunity to work with fellow students on concrete case studies on diverse subjects ranging from installation art to theatre and write your thesis on a topic of your choice

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels and 3 GCSEs

Six passes at Leaving Certificate [inc. 2H4]




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