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Full time | Stag Hill | 1 year | OCT-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature English Language

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English literature equips you with the skills to do this.

Our course will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.

You'll benefit from the expertise of our literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields. They’ll inspire you to extend your understanding of literary theory, genre and literary history, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary study.

What you will study

Building on your existing knowledge, this course will advance your understanding of literary theory, sharpen your academic writing and add authority to your critical voice. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start debating about how notions of literary value change over time, how literature responds to and shapes social change, and the new and distinctive forms of writing emerging in the 21st century.

If you aspire to go on to postgraduate research, this course is ideal for you. Our course is also a great choice if you’re looking for a broad overview of Anglophone culture or you want to develop an impressive level of knowledge within a particular field of literary studies.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

The skills you develop on our course are a gateway to a wide range of careers in the creative industries, marketing, PR and professional writing.

Modules

This module is intended to appeal to both English Literature and Creative Writing Students. The module will focus on contemporary literature, exploring 21stC literary forms, modes and genres including game writing, autofiction, speculative fiction, specialist poetry, Hypertext, and experimental fiction. These will be considered alongside traditional modes such as Realism, Romance, and genres such as Travel Writing and Historical Fiction. The module will provide students with a grounding in 21stC literary innovations that may be explored from critical and creative perspectives.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,200

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,900

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in English Literature, History or Philosophy. Alternative degree subjects can be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis. A sample of written work and/or interview may be requested.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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