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English Literature MA


Course Description

The MA in English Literature allows you to deepen your passion for literature while developing the rigorous specialist skills essential to postgraduate-level research. With the help and support of one of the leading English departments in the country, we aim to provide a stimulating and challenging intellectual experience in a friendly, supportive environment.

The programmes offers three pathways (Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature; Romantic and Victorian Literature; 20th-century and Contemporary Literature) which build on the core research strengths of the department. If you wish to focus on a particular period you may follow a single pathway. Alternatively, if you want to broaden your engagement with English literature, you may choose a combination of pathways and optional units. All students are taught the specialist skills required for postgraduate-level research and the practical skills that academic life demands. Everyone is expected to enter fully into the wider academic community of the department and the University.

Programme structure

First Semester
-Introduction to Literary Research
-One pathway unit

Second Semester
-Two pathway units or one academic conference unit
-Optional unit or third pathway unit or academic conference unit

Dissertation
-Following successful completion of the taught course, you must complete a dissertation of 15,000 words maximum.

Careers

Students who completed the MA programme in English Literature have been successful in obtaining employment in the media, journalism, publishing, the theatre, arts administration and various kinds of teaching, as well as in industry, commerce, law, computing, accountancy, human resources and social work. Many English MA graduates continue their studies by taking up MPhil/PhD programmes.

Visit the English Literature MA page on the University of Bristol website for more details!

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Shanyn Altman

270.jpg One of the best things about the course is the research seminars, which really enrich my learning experience. The groups are lively, informative and fun and the course has equipped me well for going in to further study.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

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