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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

MA English Literature at LJMU offers you the opportunity to pursue advanced study, at the leading edges of the subject, within a vibrant community of scholars.

  • Embark on this interdisciplinary MA that studies literature in its diverse forms as a way of exploring complex questions about what it means to be human
  • Enjoy a thematic approach to study, based around ideas of place, mobility, bodies and objects
  • Explore an eclectic range of texts, periods, theories and genres within these broad themes
  • Join a supportive research culture and work alongside emerging and established scholars at the cutting-edge of their subject
  • Benefit from a valuable foundation for progression to doctoral research and many other careers in the cultural and heritage industries

The course explores the deeper potential of that most eclectic and interdisciplinary of subjects—English—and extends your reading and research into exciting new areas. You will master skills of research, analysis, argument and writing that are both a vital preparation for doctoral research and highly valued by employers.

The MA English Literature is designed to help you think critically about the role of literature in history and explore some of the new directions scholars in English are taking.

The programme consists of a series of modules each within a theme that highlights key approaches and issues in contemporary literary studies:

  • Place and Mobilities examine the way space structures our thinking about literature and culture, rethinking terms such as locality and environment, nation and world
  • Objects and Bodies address ongoing debates about the body in history and, more recently, emerging theories of the relation between humans, animals, and things

In all of these modules we explore a wide range of literature from the early modern period to the present, from Britain, America, Europe and beyond.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessments have been designed to develop a creative engagement with different material and confirm your confidence in the discipline.

Modules

This module will enable you to explore the significance of place in literary and cultural texts of the modern period. It will draw upon this dynamic field to examine the way in which place has been articulated and re-examined across diverse forms and genres, including poetry, novels, creative non-fiction, new nature writing, film, and visual culture. You will be introduced to advanced aesthetic, theoretical, and conceptual approaches to the study of a range of permutations of place. These may include: homes, housing and the country house; the country and the city; urban, suburban, and peri-urban places; the landscape of the everyday; littoral landscapes; the relations of the local, national and the global.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,100

Entry requirements

You will need: 2:1 or above in Literature, Cultural History, or a related subject.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more