Taught course

Studies in Poetry

Durham University · Department of English Studies

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Entry requirements

Core modules:

• Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules:

• Warrior Poets in Heroic Societies

• John Milton: Life, Works and Influence

• Lyric Poetry of the English Renaissance and Reformation

• Romantic Forms of Grief

• Second Generation Romantic Poetry

• Elegy: From John Milton to Seamus Heaney

• Women in Victorian Poetry and Painting

• T.S. Eliot

• Modern Poetry

• The Writing of Poetry.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA course offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise within this field. You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study within the field. Our commitment to research-led teaching means that students are able to explore the cutting edge of the discipline.

Our course offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. You will choose three modules, at least two of which are from within the pathway, and you will write a dissertation on a subject related to studies in poetry.

An MA in Studies in Poetry is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500.00 per year
International students
£19,500.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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