This unique course de-privileges the idea of printed text and considers it alongside narrative in other media, exploring how developments in media and technology offer interactive forms of storytelling for authors and communication practitioners. Why study MA English and Literary Media at BU?
- Learn to critically evaluate a variety of texts drawn from film, television, the internet, literature and popular culture, relating those texts to the wider fields
- Explore how contemporary and historical texts have adapted for different mediums and how paratext and extra-textual materials contribute to audience expectations and experiences
- Explore definitions of free speech, freedom of expression, censorship and public interest in the context of public cultural controversies
- Develop the skills to think rigorously, critically, analytically and imaginatively, applying knowledge to practical situations
- Learn from leading national and international scholars in the fields of modern and contemporary literature, media studies, cultural studies and new media writing
- Engage with BU’s international writing competitions: The Bournemouth Writing Prize for emerging voices, and the New Media Writing Prize for stories integrating a variety of formats.
Narrating Identities; Markets & Audiences; Interactive Storytelling; Publishing Cultures & Materialities; Culture & Controversy; Mediating the Nation; Dissertation (academic) OR Major Project (creative).
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8500||Year 1|