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Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

English Literature

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

The MA in English Literature aims to deepen your passion for literature while developing the rigorous specialist skills essential to postgraduate-level research. With the help and support of a distinguished English department, we aim to provide a stimulating and challenging intellectual experience in a friendly, supportive environment.

The programme offers four pathways, which build on the core research strengths of the department:

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature
Romantic and Victorian Literature
20th-century and Contemporary Literature
Literature and the Environment

If you wish to focus on a particular period you may follow a single pathway. Alternatively, if you want to broaden your engagement with English literature, you may choose no pathway, and combine optional units to suit your interests.

All students are taught the specialist skills required for postgraduate-level research and the practical skills that academic life demands. Everyone is expected to enter fully into the wider academic community of the department and the University.

Careers

Students who complete the MA programme in English Literature have been successful in obtaining employment in the media, journalism, publishing, the theatre, arts administration and teaching, as well as in industry, commerce, law, computing and social work. Many English MA graduates continue their studies by moving on to MPhil/PhD programmes.

Modules

All MA students are expected to undertake a dissertation as the culmination of the programme of study. The dissertation provides a structured and supervised opportunity for MA students to pursue independently an agreed topic of interest with reference to and emerging from their previous studies and to produce an appropriately advanced piece of research. The dissertation involves devising a realisable topic, which has the potential to contribute to knowledge of the subject. After a conducting a survey of literature and other relevant materials, appropriate methodologies will be devised in order to explore a research problem. It would normally be expected that this topic would arise from work already undertaken on the programme, creating an opportunity to explore a specialist area in more detail.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65 per cent or above (or international equivalent) in English literature or a related subject, and 65 or above in any dissertation component. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.