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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA English Literature (Romantic pathway) (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-ENG/RO-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Richard de Ritter Contact address:R.DeRitter@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Good honours degree (First or 2:i or its equivalent) in English or Romantic Literature, or a degree scheme including English or Romantic Literature, or in a related subject.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of English

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Programme specification:

The Romantic pathway of the MA in English Literature focuses on one of the most exciting periods of British literary and political history: the years from the Declaration of American Independence in 1776 through the French Revolution to the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. In addition to political change, social forces such as industrialisation and urbanisation led to some remarkable literary responses that were often concerned with the relationship between the self and the natural world. This pathway will explore key texts from the period, and related themes such as imagination, sympathy, gender, national identities, ecology, and revolutionary politics.

The course presents students with the opportunity of pursuing more specialised and advanced work on English Literature of the 1740-1830 period than they will have encountered in their first degree, and should provide an excellent basis for those who wish to go on to pursue research in this area at Ph.D. level.

Each module is individually designed to draw on the specific expertise of the tutor. Chosen research projects / dissertation topics must lay within the field of Romantic Literature and Culture.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 180 credits in total over 2 years.

Compulsory modules:

Students must the take the following compulsory modules:

ENGL5841MStudying English: Research Methods30 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will study 90 credits of option/discovery modules over their two year programme of study. Over the two years, a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 90 credits must be taken from the list of pathway-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximum of 60 credits from the list of all available English modules.

ENGL5117MRomantic Identities: Literary Constructions of the Self, 1789-182130 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5834MRomantic Ecologies30 creditsSemester 1

Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.

Elective modules:

Across the 2 year programme, a maximum of 30 credits of discovery modules may be taken (from outside the School of English, subject to availability).


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

In year 2 students take two option modules (60 credits) and submit the dissertation (ENGL5842M).

Compulsory modules:

ENGL5842MResearch Project60 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will study 90 credits of option/discovery modules over their two year programme of study. Over the two years, a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 90 credits must be taken from the list of pathway-specific option modules listed below and/or a maximum of 60 credits from the list of all available English modules.

ENGL5117MRomantic Identities: Literary Constructions of the Self, 1789-182130 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5834MRomantic Ecologies30 creditsSemester 1

Please note that this is an indicative module list. A different selection of modules is offered each year.

Elective modules:

Across the 2 year programme, a maximum of 30 credits of discovery modules may be taken (from outside the School of English, subject to availability).

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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