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The Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature MA pathway draws upon the Department's significant research and teaching strengths in these periods. Covering writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Cavendish, Pope, Swift, Behn and Equiano, the pathway offers modules that consider: how literature responded and contributed to major social and political developments such as the rise of international travel, slavery and empire (including the role of Liverpool in that process); the transition from Renaissance alchemy to modern science; the literary contests fought over form and style across both periods; the theory and practice of scholarly editing, and Shakespeare’s dialogue with both contemporaries and later eighteenth-century adapters.
The pathway also offers the opportunity to visit
For entry to our master's programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required.
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see View Website
At Liverpool you’ll gain a postgraduate qualification that is valued worldwide. Our master’s programmes can help you to specialise in the subject you’re passionate about, move in to a new field, or gain the qualifications and skills needed for your chosen career. But, more importantly, we can help you stand out from the crowd and achieve your ambitions.