The English Literature MA offers a varied, flexible approach to graduate study within one of the world's leading English departments. Our department offers options ranging from the Gothic and Postcolonial Theory to Petrofiction and the Anthropocene and allows you to explore these topics while working with those at the cutting intellectual edge of literary studies. Course overview Our MA will train you in the study of writing and culture across a range of periods, cultures, and genres. It has an open and flexible study route. You will choose from a number of modules that address a range of issues and topics in the field of literatures written in English as well as literary theory and World Literature. Modules range from Feminist Literary Theory and Queer Studies to Ecopoetics, the Gothic, World Literatures, and Drama. You will study four modules, two in Term One and two in Term Two; and undertake a dissertation project on an (approved) topic of your choice with a specialised supervisor in Term Three.
Dissertation Students often use their MA dissertations as springboards to PhD projects and have sometimes gone on to publish parts of their work in scholarly journals. Choose one Critical Theory module from options including: Critical Theory Today Queer Theory and Praxis Feminist Theory Petrofiction: Studies in World Literature World Literature in the Anthropocene
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Minimum requirements 65% (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in English Literature or a related degree. Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample to demonstrate suitability for the course. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band C IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
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