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Postgraduate Study


The Department of English at University College Cork has a very strong research profile which is reflected in our thriving Graduate Studies programme: we have over 50 postgraduates working on both taught and research degrees annually.  The Department hosts three one-year themed MA programmes in English and also offers PhD research opportunities in a wide range of specialisms, including Old English, Romanticism, American literature, Irish writing, Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, Drama and Renaissance literature.

MA programmes

 The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences offer Excellence Scholarships for taught masters, and applicants to MA programmes in the Department of English are strongly encouraged to apply. The scholarships cover EU tuition fees, and are also open to international applicants from outside the EU. For information about these scholarships please visit the CACSSS Graduate School website.

You can find out more about employment/career options for graduates of our MA programmes here:

Applicants for all postgraduate programmes are made online through UCC's application system

English Department

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland