Application Procedure for Taught Postgraduate Courses
Applicants for all postgraduate programmes are made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway (PAC) at http://www.pac.ie/ucc
The deadline for applications for 2013-14 programmes is 1 June 2013.
This online applications centre processes applications from both EU and non-EU students, for both taught and reseacrh (PhD) programmes, so be sure to select the correct section for your application.
The Programme Codes for the School of English MAs are as follows:
- MA in American Literature and Film CKE27
- MA in Irish Writing and Film CKE28
- MA in Modernities: Romanticism, Modernism, POstmodernism CKE29
- MA, Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance CKE31
Non-EU applicants for taught postgraduate programmes also apply online at www.pac.ie/ucc
Details of application procedures, minimum entry requirements and English language requirements for non-EU applicants are available from the International Education Office at Non-EU application procedure
PLease note that non-EU applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so you should receive a decision on your application quickly. If you are awaiting a final degree result, you may receive an offer that is conditional on the award of your final degree mark.
In the current academic year, fees for the MA in English are €5,400 (EU) and €11,620 (Non-EU).
Up-to-date information on fees may be found at: http://www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees
Supplementary Candidate's Statement
The application form makes reference to a "Supplementary Candidate's Statement," which is designed to give applicants the
opportunity to supply further information to the MA coordinators on your reasons for applying for the MA.
• It allows you to furnish details of your academic background in the chosen
area (relevant modules completed at undergraduate level, in the
humanities/languages departments or in other departments)
• You can use it to give information on other courses taken (e.g. evening
courses; certificate courses; summer courses etc) in relevant or cognate areas
• You can supply us with details of involvement in literary, creative writing,
film/media/visual arts clubs, groups etc.
• If you’ve written relevant reviews, articles, scripts, or visual presentations
(including films, records of installation work etc) you can attach them to your
The form allows you to make a statement on why you are applying for the MA, what
you hope to bring to the class, and what you hope to gain from the programme. You
can include references to literature, film and visual arts that you’ve already studied
and enjoyed, as well as areas that you want to explore further at postgraduate level.
For example, you might include ideas for a possible dissertation topic in your
statement and any preliminary reading you’ve done in the area. Remember to fill in
all sections of the form when you make your PAC application. You should view this
statement as a method of ‘promoting’ yourself and your commitment to your chosen
area. Lastly, do pay attention to writing style as it creates a negative impression if a
candidate’s statement is poorly written!