To join this programme, you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above). An interview forms part of the selection process.
Months of entry
The MA in English covers literature and popular culture in their historical contexts from the sixteenth century to the present day, with a focus on literature post-1800. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake a comparative study of literature, history and popular culture and develop research skills and methodologies. The programme will appeal if you are interested in combining the study of 'serious' literature with popular writing, women's literature, and topics such as Empire, American national identity, the Victorian period, Holocaust and Second World War, approached as interdisciplinary case studies from the perspective of literature, history, popular culture and print culture. The course enables you to work across subject boundaries and provides excellent preparation if you wish to pursue a PhD in the future.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for full-time study on this MA are: £5,040 for UK and EU students and £12,750 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19; £5,220 for UK and EU students and £13,000 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20. Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are: £28 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £560 per 20 credit module; £29 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20. i.e. £580 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.
You will be assessed through a combination of assignments which, depending on the modules you choose, may include essays, critical reviews, critical diaries, presentations and research-based projects, and a dissertation.