Literary Studies at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Literary Studies (Taught)

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Course summary

This course provides a number of modules on fascinating topics and periods of literary history, including Medieval Lives, Romanticism's Radical Cultures, Victorian Popular Fiction, Postmodern Genres and many more. An important part of the course is the writing of a 15,000-word Dissertation on a specialist topic chosen by you in consultation with a specialist supervisor. We will take great care in assigning you a supervisor whose interests match your own as closely as possible. A significant part of the course is devoted to research skills, including: exploiting library resources; using electronic journals and databases; building a critical bibliography; researching and writing a proposal; and honing your oral presentation skills. You will also be taught to interrogate the different kinds of 'textuality', or aspects of the literary text, which need to be taken into account in the study of literature at postgraduate level and beyond.


Year 1 Options You should choose two options each semester from the following list Semester 1 Postwar American Fiction ENM1220 Medieval Lives ENM1320 Women, Fiction And Female Community, 1660-1792 ENM1620 Semester 2 Postmodern Genres ENM1420 Romantic Radical Cultures ENM1520 Sensational Sales: Victorian Popular Literature 1848-1894 ENM1720 Writing Ireland, Writing Wales ENM1820 Understanding Creativity ENM6420

Assessment method

Assessment takes the form of: a research proposal, including a critical bibliography; examined oral presentations; and essays of 3,000- 5,000 words. In the third semester, each student will complete a MA Dissertation of 15,000 words on a specialist topic chosen by the student.

Entry requirements

2i Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject and submission of a satisfactory writing portfolio. International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Non-graduates and non-subject specialists will be considered individually based on relevant experience and a satisfactory writing portfolio. English Language Requirements: IELTS 7.0, with minimum 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Literary Studies at Aberystwyth University - UCAS