The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.
It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.
◾English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
◾Introduction to Discourse Studies
◾Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
◾Critical Discourse Analysis
◾Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
◾Contemporary British Fiction
◾Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
◾Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
◾Writing the Nineteenth Century City
◾Posthumanism: Literature after the human
◾Romance and Realism
◾Victorian Literature and Other Media
◾Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
◾Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
◾Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
The Lancaster University MA in Translation is a qualification that will facilitate your entry into the translating profession. It is also suitable for practising translators who do not have, but wish to gain, formal qualifications.
We combine language-specific practice in either one or two languages in addition to English. Students may specialise in translation between German-English; English-German; French-English; English-French; Spanish-English; English-Spanish; Chinese-English; English-Chinese.
The MA enables you to build effective translation strategies, understand theories and methodologies of translation, and develop advanced research skills specific to Modern Languages.
• Translation Project
• Research Skills for Modern Linguists
• Academic and Practical Methods in Translation
• Translating in a Professional Context
• Introduction to Liaison Interpreting
• Independent Study Unit
• Introduction to Discourse Studies
This course offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue an independent writing project in their chosen literary form. Their development as writers is supported by a specialist tutor, who facilitates a combination of weekly workshops (large and small) and personal supervision.
This course will suit the kind of student who has a strong and developed idea for their writing, and who would like personalised support in a small, select group of writers. This course prepares students keen to develop to PhD level, and there is an opportunity to take part in the Creative Writing PhD research as practice collaborative study days.
Students will also complete the Research Methods and Professional Practice modules across the first two terms of their course alongside students enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing (modular).
The course consists of group workshops and one-to-one tutorials. Then as part of the Professional Practice modules, a number of professional writers visit the course throughout the academic year, culminating in the Lancaster Words Festival, giving talks in their specialist genres, hosting workshops to stimulate new work or providing insight and advice in areas of prose fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and other literary forms.
Students develop an independent project up to 30,000 words, and a reflective essay up to 5,000 words.