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  English Literary Studies MA


University of Exeter    English and Creative Writing

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
Creative Arts & Design (9) History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your passion for literature with the English Literary Studies MA at Exeter. Dive deep into nine flexible 'pathways' to cultivate your research interests and elevate your understanding of literature and media in historical and cultural contexts. Engage in small group seminars, postgraduate conferences, and Research Centre activities to sharpen your communication and analytical skills. Craft critical essays and culminate your studies with a 15,000-word dissertation showcasing your expertise. Benefit from world-class facilities including the Special Collections, The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and the Digital Humanities Lab. Join prestigious research centres like the Centre for Victorian Studies and Centre for Literature and Archives, and immerse yourself in a vibrant learning community. With a 2:1 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience, kickstart your journey towards a career in teaching, publishing, journalism, and more. Embrace the power of words and embark on a transformative academic adventure at Exeter.

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Overview

  • Opportunity to develop specialist research interests via nine flexible ‘pathways’
  • Develop an enhanced understanding of literature and media in their historical and cultural contexts, and foster your communication and analytical skills
  • Ideal for students wishing to extend and enhance their studies before starting their career and work with the department’s internationally recognised Research Centres and Groups
  • Specifically designed for those seeking high level training prior to embarking on doctoral research
  • Excellent facilities on campus include our Special Collections featuring the papers of internationally important writers, The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum which is a unique film and popular culture resource and our Digital Humanities Lab. Exeter has also recently been awarded UNESCO City of Literature status

Learning and teaching

We believe in collaborative, small group learning and teaching for your modules will be delivered through seminar groups. Each module has one two-hour seminar per week, with independent work set that involves intensive, self-motivated research and writing.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree in a relevant subject area. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.




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