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English Studies - MA


Course Description

This course offers a flexible, challenging Master’s programme, delivered by a team of tutors with internationally recognised academic expertise in specialist areas.

There are three routes: you can choose a specialised pathway in Contemporary Literature, Film & Theory or The Gothic, and a general English Studies route where students can build their own bespoke programme, choosing units from either pathways to create a Master's level experience reflecting your own interests in the further study of English.

Features and benefits of the course

Taught in small groups, you will benefit from the expertise of research active staff, rapidly developing your specialist subject knowledge and acquiring professional levels of research skills and conference presentation skills.

Research in the department has been rated highly in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise with some rated as world leading.

You will benefit from regular seminars by visiting speakers as well as a thriving conference schedule.

A personal tutoring system is in place, ensuring that all students have a tutor with whom they can discuss any aspect of their academic developments.

The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies was launched in 2013 to capitalise on the expertise of a high number of internationally renowned Gothic scholars housed in the Department of English. Founding Centre Head, Linnie Blake along with Xavier Aldana Reyes and Sorcha Ni Fhlainn form the Centre’s core members.

About the Course

There are three routes: you can choose a specialised pathway (MA English Studies: Contemporary Literature, Film and Theory or MA English Studies: The Gothic) or a general route (MA English Studies), selecting from the range of units to construct a Master's level experience reflecting your interests in the further study of English.

MA English Studies: Contemporary Literature, Film and Theory focuses on contemporary cultural practices and critical theoretical interventions. This pathway reflects research strengths in contemporary literary and film studies, critical and cultural theory, memory and trauma studies, the critical medical humanities and queer, postcolonial and cultural disability studies.

MA English Studies: The Gothic begins with the pre-history of the Gothic mode in the seventeenth century, explores its eighteenth and nineteenth-century incarnations and concludes with contemporary manifestations of the mode. Students study plays and novels, films and television, framed by socio-cultural perspectives and critical and theoretical analyses.

MA English Studies (general pathway) allows students to freely select units from the full range on offer.

Assessment details

The programme is examined mainly through written work, with an essay of around 6000 words (or equivalent) in each unit usually forming the basis of that assessment. All MA students submit a Dissertation of around 15,000 words. Each year, we run an MA Day when you will present your dissertation proposals to the teaching team and the rest of the group.

MA English Studies students submit all their written coursework online, and the Programme makes extensive use of easily accessible online provision of teaching and learning support materials.

Visit the English Studies - MA page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships - 16 Awards

The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics
MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
MA Creative Writing
MA Criminology
MA English Studies
MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film
MA English Studies, The Gothic
MA European Philosophy
MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics)
MA History
MSc Information Management
MA International Relations and Global Communications
MA Library and Information Management
MA Local and Regional History
MA Multimedia Journalism
MA Public History and Heritage
MA Sociology and Global Change
MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% of fees

Eligibility

Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015
Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential
Be a UK or EU citizen
Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.

Application Procedure

Visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/

Further Information

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related humanities subject, including a basic grounding in literature, film or critical theory.

Last Updated

27 July 2017

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