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English Literature MLitt

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

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12 months

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Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

Our English Literature MLitt allows you to work around your own research interests. It will prepare you for further research within and beyond academia. Our specialist areas include: Medieval and early modern literature; eighteenth-century and Romantic literature; Victorian literature; post-colonial literatures; children's literature and theatre studies.

Our course is an individually tailored research master's degree that contains some taught modules, independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor.

The course is taught by small teams of research specialists clustered in the following research areas:

Medieval and early modern literature
eighteenth-century and Romantic literature
Victorian literature
fin de siècle and modernism
post-colonial literatures
American literature and culture
children's literature
theatre studies

We will encourage you to undertake placements, including archive work offered by our various partner institutions. Our partners include the Wordsworth Trust and Seven Stories: National Centre for Children's Books. You will also be part of the rich research culture in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and may participate in and lead events for our research groups.


This module is designed to manage students' transition from undergraduate work to postgraduate study and research. It introduces them to new and current trends in the discipline and allows them to lay the preliminary conceptual and theoretical groundwork for the development of their Masters dissertation project. To this end, it enables them to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research frameworks; knowledge and understanding of a variety of disciplinary methodologies, sources and resources; the capacity to situate individual research in relation to major critical fields.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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