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English Literature: Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Literature MA


University of Liverpool Department of English

Full time & Part time October MA Full-time: 12 months | Part-time: 24 months

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

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


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