The programme comprises a wide range of topics and approaches, enabling students to practise textual, cultural and theoretical modes of analysis important to advanced research in English and the humanities in general. The dissertation allows you to focus on a single topic. This pathway allows you to specialise in the history and culture of the long nineteenth century through interdisciplinary study encompassing literature, history, publishing and print culture, and visual and material culture. You will be introduced to concepts and issues central to current research in the period, and will participate in study visits to national archives and resources.
Core module: Adventures in Literary Research; Approaches to the Nineteenth Century
Optional modules: Victorian Readers and the Politics of Print; The Victorian Monarchy; Imperialism and Decolonization; Modernisms and Modernities; Literature and Law; Literature and Race; Unknown Jane Austen; Special Project: Text, Context, Intertext; Special Project: Text, Culture, Theory; Poetry and the City; other relevant MA English or History modules; another Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.
For more information visit the University of Southampton website.
The MLitt in German Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of German in the School of Modern Languages. The programme is aimed at those looking to expand their understanding and knowledge of the literature, culture and history of German or to continue at PhD level.
The taught portion of the course consists of five compulsory modules involving literary theory, research skills, and German literature and culture. Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual one-to-one teaching up to 20 students. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.
You will spend the summer months focusing on researching and writing a final dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.
The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.
It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.
◾English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
◾Introduction to Discourse Studies
◾Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
◾Critical Discourse Analysis
◾Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
◾Contemporary British Fiction
◾Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
◾Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
◾Writing the Nineteenth Century City
◾Posthumanism: Literature after the human
◾Romance and Realism
◾Victorian Literature and Other Media
◾Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
◾Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
◾Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
Our students continue on to, or return to, careers in teaching, publishing, the media, the civil service, the charity sector and advertising, as well as going on to do PhD research.
Students report that their careers are supported by the skills they have acquired not only in terms of subject expertise, but also critical thinking, advanced understanding and writing.