Taught course

English Literature

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Entry requirements

It is anticipated that applicants will be graduates and may laready be engaged in work within the professions.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes English Literature is an individual project based Masters programme. This programme will place you at the cutting edge of English Literature by enabling you to research current theoretical and contextual issues and debates through individually tailored projects. The programme is designed to meet the needs of a both graduates who are seeking to specialize in English Literature, and teachers wishing to engage in further professional and academic development.

The programme incorporates research workshops and is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of three supervised projects, and can be taken over one, two or three years.

Projects undertaken by past and current students on the programme include, for instance, neo-Victorianism and Steam-punk, Haunting in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Contemporary Issues of Censorship, Feminist Critical Theory, Orwellian Discourse, Romantic Childhood, and Trauma Theory and Holocaust literature. In each case an appropriate project focus is agreed with a supervisor with relevant expertise and interest, who will help you to structure your research and writing at this level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700