-Modern Literature and Theory, including the study of an author (Muriel Spark), a decade (The 1940s), a movement (Modernism) and a genre (AIDS Literature), plus Post-Colonial Literature, and Trauma, Theory and Fiction.
-Two Special Subjects:
Semester 1: Literature and Gender or Writing Fiction;
Semester 2: Literature and Exile or Poetry Writing and Contemporary Poetry.
-Bibliography, Research Methods and Writing Skills
Teaching and assessment methods
The dissertation (maximum 20,000 words) is individually supervised and separately assessed. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminars or tutorial groups. The two core modules are assessed either by two essays of 2,500 words each or one of 5,000-words. The two special subject modules are each assessed by a 3,000-word essay.
Students have the opportunity to graduate with an MA in Modern Literature and Creative Writing by taking both creative special subjects and writing a creative dissertation