Through seminars, creative writing workshops, student presentations and small group exercises you’ll study a range of cutting-edge modules, acquiring knowledge in a variety of subjects and genres within English studies.
Supported by internationally renowned researchers, you’ll gain skills in independent writing and research and develop a set of professional competencies for use in your future career. You will also gain insight into key research areas in the field of English Literature, as well as explore contemporary global issues and challenges.
This highly flexible MA programme allows you to choose the writers, or forms of writing, that most interest you. All students take the compulsory research module in Trimester 1, designed to provide and encourage the development of a set of competencies in creativity, engagement, and communication. Students also take an innovative module exploring literature and the emotions, where you'll be introduced to a wide range of texts and theoretical perspectives. You then choose two additional modules in English Literature, including such topics as gender, intertextuality, and the environment.
The programme culminates in a summer research project leading to a dissertation. You choose the project and then work on it over the summer months with dedicated support from an academic subject specialist.