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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Popular Culture

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Popular Culture is a distinct, interdisciplinary MA programme that covers film, literature and cultural history. It will appeal if you are interested in popular culture in its critical and historical contexts and provides excellent preparation should you wish to pursue a research-based higher degree, such as a PhD, in the future. Delivered by an enthusiastic team of cross-disciplinary specialists in popular culture research, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a comparative study of literature, history and film, working across subject boundaries. You will also develop the practical skills necessary to undertake work across subject boundaries and receive training in transferable research skills and methodologies.

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments which, depending on the modules you choose, may include essays, critical reviews, critical diaries, presentations, online discussions and research-based projects, as well as a 15,000-word dissertation. You will be taught by a team of specialist tutors who are active researchers and committed teachers with interests in popular culture, literature, film, genre studies, modern history, gender studies, and history.

Graduates in the humanities with a higher degree find employment in a wide variety of careers such as teaching, arts organisation and management, the heritage industry, publishing, advertising, journalism, libraries and learning centres or management/administration. Alternatively, upon successful completion of the programme, you may wish to apply to progress onto a research degree such as an MPhil or PhD.

Different course options

Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Research Philosophies and Methodologies introduces you to the importance of research for advanced study. The module examines the different ways in which the concept of research can be understood in relation to the humanities and social sciences; the key concepts, themes and terms employed in literary, language, historical and cultural research; and what is meant by, and involved in, undertaking interdisciplinary research. You will be directed to key resources such as libraries, archives and online databases. The module is underpinned by the aim of providing guidance in organising, structuring and managing research as well as carefully honing analytical skills which enable assessment of the relevance and value of primary materials.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£5,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£13,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. An interview forms part of the selection process.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more

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