Taught course

Film and Literature

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA Film and Literature focuses on the theoretical and practical interactions between literature and film, providing you with a wide range of textual and analytic skills. It allows you to choose a specific area of literary studies to complement your study of film history and theory, and to enhance your understanding of the different ways that literary and filmic texts create their meanings.

The comparative nature of our MA Film and Literature is informed by the research expertise of our staff, which encompasses a wide range of world cinemas, postcolonial studies, cultural theory, translation, adaptation theory, and modernist and postmodernist aesthetics. You can explore the relationship between literature and film from a number of different perspectives, including how the practices of one medium anticipates and influences the other.

Our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies is distinctive in the breadth of our cultural interests, combining expertise in literature, film, and theatre studies to provide a strong and supportive environment for your studies.

Many of our academic staff are scholars of international reputation including our professors, John Gillies, Richard Gray, Peter Hulme and Marina Warner, who are recognised experts in the fields respectively of Shakespeare, US literature, postcolonial studies, and cultural history. Richard Gray was the first specialist in US literature to be appointed to the British Academy, while Marina Warner is a distinguished novelist who has been appointed to the British Academy. Since 2009, internationally acclaimed poet and Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott has worked annually with our students as our Professor of Poetry. In January 2011, he was awarded the prestigious TS Eliot Prize for his latest collection, White Egrets.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.5 in writing.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719