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  • Objectives
    Entry/language requirements At least 2:1 or international equivalent in a first degree in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English. If English is not your first language, we normally require an overall IELTS score of at least 7.5, normally with at least 7 in each component. For TOEFL we normally expect a minimum score of 630, with a Test of Written English score of 5. Applicants who have taken the computer-based TOEFL test must normally achieve an overall score of 267 with an essay-writing score of at least 5. The TOEFL IBT test score has to be 113 or above.
  • Entry requirements
    This is our most flexible masters programme. It allows you to specialise in the literary areas of your choice. Almost all our MA modules are available on this programme, and you select the four that best suit your own interests. You can study writing, theatre, film and theory, and options across the field of literary study. You will enhance your knowledge and abilities while charting your own pathway towards a dissertation on a subject that interests you, developed and written with the support of a supervisor.
  • Academic Title
    MA English Literature
  • Course description
    Course content

    Four modules plus 15,000-word dissertation.

    -Writing the Renaissance
    -Victorian Medievalism
    -Theatre and Society
    -Language, Rhetoric and Style in the English Renaissance
    -Heretics and Bellygods: Writing in the English Reformation
    -Early Women's Writing
    -Researching Across Language and Literature
    -Interdisciplinary Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Studies
    -Exchanging Letters: Art and Correspondence in 20th-century US Culture
    -Contemporary African Cultural Texts/Textual Cultures
    -Shelling Lives: Literary Biography in Theory and Practice
    -AIDS and Narrative
    -Tales of the City: The Living Space in Contemporary US Fiction
    -Contemporary British Poetry
    -Culture and the Working-Class since the 1950s
    -Research Methods and Practice
    -Literary Language from Romanticism to Modernism
    -Renaissance Sexualities
    -The Rise of the Gothic 1790-1890
    -Literary Language from Romanticism to Modernism
    -Romantic Ireland
    -Renaissance Poets and the English Revolution
    -The City in 19th-century English Literature
    -Narrative Theory
    -Postmodernism, Politics and American Fiction
    -The Historiography of Post-war British Theatre
    -Northern English: Images and Representations; Literature and Espionage
    -Archive Use and Methodology
    -Culture and the Working-Class since the 1950s
    -The Language of Postcolonial Literatures
    -Twentieth-century Liberation Theatre
    -Postcolonial Literature, Animals and the Environment.

    Assessment
    -Essays
    -15,000-word dissertation

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