This innovative course combines cutting-edge 21st-century critical approaches with a range of literary and cultural texts and contexts from the 19th century onwards, enabling you to range widely or to specialise in a particular period.
It enables you to develop your independence as a researcher, skills as a writer, and originality as a critic in a supportive and structured environment.
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
At postgraduate level it is important that you take an active role in structuring your learning experience, and engage with the relevant methods and underpinning theories of the disciplines you encounter.
We recognise that students embark on their study with different levels of skills and awareness of the discipline. This programme incorporates regular tutor contact and provides a firm foundation of research, interpretation and writing skills, as well as introducing a range of theoretical approaches. You can choose your own specialisms and negotiate to be assessed in ways that suit your current interests and future aspirations.
How you are assessed
This programme offers different types of assessment including a portfolio of short pieces, conference paper, dissertation, essays, and negotiated projects that can adopt a wide range of styles and formats, provided they meet the assessment criteria. There are no exams.
Our MA English equips you with all the skills necessary to pursue an academic career. Your research, writing and interpretation skills developed as part of MA study also enhance your employability in a range of roles and careers in an increasingly competitive graduate marketplace.