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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will explore the ever-evolving world of literature and culture through an exciting array of thematic modules, spanning a broad range of periods from the early modern to the present. You benefit from staff expertise in the field, and their connections with wider research communities. Gain a deep understanding of literary studies and acquire advanced research skills applicable throughout your studies and beyond.

Careers with this subject

Focused on research, and with links to local cultural institutions, the MA English Literature programme builds on existing skills and nurtures new ones. It provides the perfect platform for your future career, leading to PhD research, teaching, writing-based professions and work in cultural industries.

Key features

  • Develop your research interests in literature and culture across the modern period.
  • Benefit from a rich cultural environment with The Arts Institute events and local arts organisations, such as the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
  • Small class sizes provide invaluable face-to-face contact with your tutors.
  • The University library offers a vast range of electronic and print materials, and a rare books collection.
  • An exciting suite of modules rotates yearly, offering a fresh choice each year.
  • Choose from modules closely integrated with staff research interests, while being able to pursue your own ideas.
  • Build your experience: get involved in curating exhibitions and organising conferences.
  • Engage with unique local resources such as the nationally designated 18th-century Cottonian Collection.
  • Tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments. Our part-time route allows you to study over two years, giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you.

Modules

The dissertation module provides the opportunity for students to undertake a supervised, self-directed, research project (15-20,000 words in length), on any topic of their choice, independent of the modules they have studied. It will make use of the IT, library, and other research and scholarly skills learnt the core Research Methods module and developed through subsequent modules.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,700

Entry requirements

To apply for this programme you should normally possess one of the following: a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (in a humanities subject or related field) or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more