Art, Media and American Studies

MA COMICS STUDIES

Assessment for Year 1

The MA in Comics Studies is assessed through a mixture of different kinds of projects and coursework, including essays, portfolio assignments and an independent research project culminating in a dissertation.

Assessment for Year 2

The MA in Comics Studies is assessed through a mixture of different kinds of projects and coursework, including essays, portfolio assignments and an independent research project culminating in a dissertation.

This is the first year of your taught Masters programme.

Assessment for Year 1

The MA in Comics Studies is assessed through a mixture of different kinds of projects and coursework, including essays, portfolio assignments and an independent research project culminating in a dissertation.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

This is the second year of your taught Masters programme.

Assessment for Year 2

The MA in Comics Studies is assessed through a mixture of different kinds of projects and coursework, including essays, portfolio assignments and an independent research project culminating in a dissertation.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Humanities or Social Sciences

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 58 (minimum 42 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. This course's annual intake is in September of each year.

Course Reference Number: 664974

Fees and Funding

TUITION FEES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21 ARE:

UK/EU Students: £7,850 (full time)
International Students: £16,400 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home/EU students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Course related costs

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase recommended texts for the actuarial modules as well as a copy of the Formulae and Tables for Examinations of the Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries. These can be purchased via the School at a discounted price at the start of each academic year.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 664974

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 664974
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
From award-winning graphic novels to superhero movies competing for the global box office, comics and comics culture are everywhere today. The MA in Comics Studies will help you discover and critically engage with the varied history, cultures and industries that have made comics a pre-eminent and vibrant art form. Whether you are a fan of comics and graphic novels, or interested in visual storytelling more generally, then this MA is ideal for you. You will develop advanced knowledge of comics as an international art form with ties to wider popular and avant-garde cultures, and will learn to critically analyze and evaluate a broad range of comics styles and formats.
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