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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA English Literature

Programme code:MA-ENGLITUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr José A. Pérez Díez Contact

This programme is available to UK and EU applicants for part time study (over 2 academic years). Please contact 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. Appropriate IELTS where applicable.

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 programme will provide students with the opportunity to engage in the postgraduate study of English Literature at the highest level. One of the longest-established MA programmes in English Literature in the UK, this programme allows students a truly massive range of choice, from Arthurian Legend to Victorian New Media to contemporary representations of US citizenship and belonging.

Students select from a wide variety of specialist options reflecting the historical and geographical range of literature in English. Areas in which the School has been traditionally renowned – most notably Postcolonial Studies, Victorian Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Literatures – are generously represented. A varied portfolio of modules from the fields of American Literature and Culture, Romantic Literature, Modern, and Contemporary Literatures is also available. In recent years, the School has been consolidating and developing its teaching of Creative Writing and students on the MA in English Literature programme will have access to exciting learning opportunities in that area.

The School’s exceptional richness and diversity are evident in this programme’s portfolio of modules. As well as providing coverage of the many fields listed above, this portfolio boasts an intellectual range that includes memory studies, eco-criticism and the study of temporality, along with other important and emergent fields. Throughout the year there is a wide range of intellectual and social activities available within one of the largest and most successful Schools of English in the country. The opportunities afforded by these activities will complement the rigour and variety of the more formal learning opportunities offered by this programme.

Supported by specialist supervision, students write a research project on a subject of their choice (within any area of English Literature) The research resources of the University's Brotherton Library will also be available to all students on the programme who may require them.

This rich, distinctive programme allows students to develop an existing enthusiasm for many given fields and to further explore areas which may not have figured significantly in their undergraduate programme. It also 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:

ENGL5842MResearch Project60 credits1 Sep to 30 Sept (13mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits of optional modules available to this programme as listed yearly. Some modules are subject to availability - see individual descriptions.

ENGL5100MThe Long Poem: Self, Land, Witness30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5105MCaribbean and Black British Writing30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5117MRomantic Identities: Literary Constructions of the Self, 1789-182130 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5343MAfricas of the Mind30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5345MReading (with) Psychoanalysis30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5700MWriting, Archives, Race30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5752MThe Brontes30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5756MFictions of Citizenship in Contemporary American Literature30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5817MShakespeare's Tyrants30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5828MGlobal Indigeneity30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5831MFeeling Time30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5833MThe Magic of Mimesis30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5834MRomantic Ecologies30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5837MVictorian New Media30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5845MWriting Identities: Criticism, Creativity, Practice30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5847MWar, Mourning, Memory: 1914-193930 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5850MCulture and Anarchy: 1945-196830 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL5860MTurks, Moors, and Jews: Race and Identity in English Renaissance Drama30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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: 22/06/2022 16:46:46


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