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MA in English (Medieval Studies)

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  • Objectives
    To provide grounding in the field of medieval literary and cultural studies to prepare students for independent research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements A good Honours degree in English or Joint or Combined Honours with English as a major subject. Additional Information for International Students For Arts-based areas the recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA in English (Medieval Studies)
  • Course description
    Course Content
    The MA consists of six modules:

    Compulsory modules
    -Research Methods
    -Current Issues and Methodologies in Medieval Literary Studies

    Optional Modules
    (subject to availability), two from:
    -Medieval Literatures and Cultures
    -Independent Study in Medieval Literature
    -Old Norse
    -Biblical Poetry in Old English
    -Saints’ Lives in Anglo-Saxon England
    -Chaucer: Advanced Study

    And a Dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic (double module).

    Assessment
    Practical exercises, exams and essays.

    Funding
    DEL, AHRC, university funding.

    Opportunities for Careers
    Graduates from the School of English MA programme have a good employment record. Professions including publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry and the media all recruit from our pool of students while some choose to continue their studies to PhD level in the Medieval period on a chosen, specialised topic.

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