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    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

If you’re interested in text, narratives and literature published and adapted across a range of platforms, and want to know about the cultural industries that put them there; this is the course for you. Our MA Literary Media course is ideal for anyone in the creative industries: from PR to publishing, from pressure groups to new media

The course enables you to combine the skills of literary analysis developed during an undergraduate degree with a series of new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of English in a range of different media.

It invites you to explore the proposition that literature exists in a number of different forms, from film to print fiction, and from the internet to television. In other words, the course de-privileges the idea of the printed text and considers it alongside the kinds of narrative that exist in other media.

Our academic staff members include leading national and international scholars in the fields of modern and contemporary literature, media studies, cultural studies and new media writing. In addition, the Faculty of Media & Communication has a number of practising media professionals whose experience of working within the media industries complements the academic expertise of our researchers.

This combination of academic rigour with professional practice is ideally suited to helping you develop transferable skills during your Master’s degree.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. For more information see our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 or above. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

The following units will be studied over three semesters for the one year full-time option, or over four semesters spread over two years for the part-time option.

Download the programme specification (pdf 339kb)

Entry requirements

Careers

This course enables students to combine the skills of literary analysis developed during an undergraduate degree with a series of new theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of English in a range of different media.

All information shown has been taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) or BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the literary media sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course below.

Course changes

What our students say

Jaime Gorman

The faculty of my programme are both dedicated and inspiring. They work hard to convey their knowledge and skills and expect the same dedication from us to absorb it.

Hear from our staff

Dr Hywel Dix

We developed this MA as our students wanted to be able to carry on their studies and follow the distinctive approach we take to studying English here.