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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA English Literature

Programme code:MA-ENGLITUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr David Higgins Contact address:D.Higgins@leeds.ac.uk

This programme is available to UK and EU applicants for part time study (over 2 academic years). Please contact pgtenglish@leeds.ac.uk for further information.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

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

This is one of the longest-established and best-recruiting taught MA programmes in English Literature.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to study English Literature at postgraduate level. Students select from a wide variety of specialist options reflecting the historical and geographical range of literature in English. Areas in which the School is particularly strong include Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary Literature, as well as Postcolonial Studies, American Literature and Culture, and Creative Writing. Student will be able to have the opportunity to draw on the exceptional richness and diversity of expertise and the wide range of intellectual and social activities available within one of the largest and most successful Schools of English in the country.

Students write a research project / dissertation on a subject of their choice (within any area of English Literature) with the assistance of specialist supervision and the research resources of the University's Brotherton Library.

This distinctive programme allows students to develop an existing enthusiasm for English Literature and to explore further those areas of the subject which may not have figured significantly in their undergraduate programme. It affords an excellent platform for work at doctoral level.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates willl be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL5841MStudying English: Research Methods30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5842MResearch Project60 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 60 and 90 credits of optional modules available to this programme as listed yearly. Some modules are subject to availability - see individual descriptions.

ENGL5105MCaribbean and Black British Writing30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5117MRomantic Identities: Literary Constructions of the Self, 1789-182130 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5217MArthurian Legend: Medieval to Modern30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5343MAfricas of the Mind30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5345MReading (with) Psychoanalysis30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5346MSo Where do you come from? Selves, Families, Stories30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5722MWriting about Death in Nineteenth-Century America30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5760MThe Enigmatic Body of Modernism30 creditsNot running in 201920
ENGL5817MShakespeare's Tyrants30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5828MGlobal Indigeneity30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5830MApprentices to Life: The Nineteenth-Century Bildungsroman30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5831MFeeling Time30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5833MThe Magic of Mimesis30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5834MRomantic Ecologies30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5836MTurks, Moors, and Jews: Staging the Exotic in the Renaissance30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5839MImperial Masculinities: Late-Victorian Romance Fiction30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5845MWriting Identities: Criticism, Creativity, Practice30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5847MWar, Mourning, Memory: 1914-193930 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5850MCulture and Anarchy: 1945-196830 creditsSemester 1

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


Elective modules:

Candidates may take up to 30 credits in approved modules outside the School of English.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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