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MA Degrees in English Literary Studies
MA Pathways Explained
From 2010 onwards, the Department of English will be moving to a Pathway structure for its taught MA schemes, creating greater optionality for students. All students will be entered for an MA in English Literary Studies but can choose different specialist routes through that MA (or opt for a generalist route, maximising choice). All MA students in the Department are invited to attend the six postgraduate seminars given each year by Professor Terry Eagleton, plus of course the two open lectures he gives.
All taught course MA schemes (with the exception of ELLS) follow the same core structure. See below for a summary of the full-time and part-time course structure.
NEW for 2013-14: The Creative-Critical MA
MA in English Literary Studies (ELS)
MA in Early Modern Literature (EML)
MA in Romantic and Victorian Literature (RVL)
MA in Contemporary Literary Studies (CLS)
You can also find an overview of the various MA options if you visit our web page on the MA in English Literary Studies.
Combined MAs in English
MA in Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS)
This MA is run jointly by the Department of English and Creative Writing and the Department of Film and Media Studies, but English and Creative Writing is the administering department.
Students taking the combined MA in Literary and Cultural Studies MUST take 2 compulsory Research methods elements, one from each department:
- Critical Debates in Cultural Studies (Department of Film and Media Studies) (20 credits)
You can then choose a further 3 optional modules (20 credits each):
E.g. A student might take:
Students taking the combined MA in English Language and Literary Studies follow the 6 module + short dissertation structure of the Linguistics department and are entered by that department.
Students MUST take
NOTE: Students on this combined MA will submit a shorter dissertation of 12,000 words at an earlier date than students in the English department. This is a 60 credit rather than 90 credit dissertation.
Module Choice Across All Pathways
In general, modules will only run if 6 students choose that option. The choice of modules available varies from year to year according to staffing.
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