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MA in English Literature

Course Description

This Master course is ideal if you wish to broaden and extend your engagement with English Literature. You will explore a range of literary genres, approaches, and themes within a post-Enlightenment context, from 1780 to the present day. You will gain advanced knowledge of English literature, powers of literary critical analysis, research, independent scholarship, and knowledge transfer through excellent communication skills. The course will equip you with highly sought-after organisational, project-managing, delivery, liaison, problem-solving, and interaction skills.

What will you study -

You will examine a variety of theories, forms, and frameworks, stretching from the late 18th Century to the present day, through research-led modules. Two team-taught modules uncover new and darker sides to literature, as well as innovative ways to interpret the past and the present through different perspectives. Framing Genre, Thematic Threads, The Author in Focus, and Literature in Time are modules studying selected authors, literary periods, genres and themes. You will have the opportunity to pursue your own interests in a variety of written and verbal assignments. The final dissertation gives you the space to push your literary passion further individually.

Throughout this Master course you will be offered individual, independent modules delivered through a flexible timetable (which can also accommodate a part-time study route). It provides diversity in both content and structure, with longer modules offering breadth and scope, complemented by specialist modules providing depth and focus. You will be able to tailor the assessment according to your own interests, and produce your individual dissertation.

Assessment -

Teaching will be based on independent research tasks feeding into regular small group seminar sessions. Through a combination of expert commentary and critical discussion, students will acquire the skills and frameworks required for a range of oral, written and research-oriented assessments. These literary assessments will develop advanced communication and presentation skills for a multiplicity of professional futures.

For more information about this course or to apply, contact our Admissions team by emailing [email protected] or calling (01522) 583658.

Entry Requirements

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