Taught course

English Literary Studies

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of English
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

MA: a good 2.1 Honours degree in English or joint or combined Honours with English as a major subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

PGDip: normally a 2.1 Honours degree in English or joint or combined Honours with English as a major subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

All applicants are required to submit a piece of written work to assess their suitability for this programme.

MA, PG Dip

Months of entry

September

Course content

Programme Content

Consists of modules which reflect current critical thinking and key critical debates in English Literary Studies, plus a double-weighted dissertation module.

The following pathways (optional modules) are available:

Pathway in Medieval Studies

  • Anglo Saxon Voices
  • Cultures of Piety: English Religion, 1330-1550
  • John Gower and Late Medieval Traditions of Knowledge
  • Medieval Literatures and Cultures
  • Research Methods in Medieval Studies


Pathway in Modern Literary Studies

  • Charles Dickens in Context
  • Irish Romanticisms
  • James Joyce: Cultural Poetics and Literary Pragmatics
  • Literary Culture at the Fin du Siècle
  • Literature in Crisis: American Literature in the 21st Century
  • Milton Amongst the Moderns
  • The Novel and Modernity
  • Questioning the Orient in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Slavery, Empire and Abolition, 1660-1840


Pathway in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies

  • Material Worlds: Studying Early Printed Books and Manuscripts


Modules taught at University College Dublin

  • Shakespeare and World Cinema
  • Shakespearean Childhoods
  • State, Church and Subject: Reading Early Modern Religious and Political Writing
  • Women and Autobiography in Seventeenth Century England


Plus a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic for the MA pathway

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/Coursefinder

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Moyra Haslett
Email
m.haslett@qub.ac.uk
Phone
028 9097 5103