The MA English Literature focuses upon the study of literature within its historical context. The programme offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to develop expertise in archival research, whilst at the same time honing the theoretical and critical skills necessary for the successful analysis and interpretation of literary and historical sources. By offering the opportunity to study major authors of English Literature such as William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and the programme will appeal to a wide range of applicants, including home students and those from overseas, and develops essential transferable skills relevant to a wide range of careers, including the teaching profession. The discussion of canonical authors in the MA is cutting edge because if works to recontextualise the canon in literary, historical and theoretical terms.
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a humanities subject. Relevant subjects would include English Literature and English Language. Other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Film, Media or Theatre Studies. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas.For students who first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information go to the International section of the website.
Recipient: Liverpool Hope University
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