Taught course

English Literature: Modern Literary Cultures

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

We normally require at least an upper second class Honours (or equivalent) degree with a significant element (at least 50%) of Literature. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in Literature will also be considered. IELTS requirement- 6.5.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is intended to look at the representation of particular cultural issues across a range of texts. You will be asked to consider the representation of a particular topic or concept in a range of texts across time and to ask how these representations respond to each other and to the changing political and social circumstances for the text. You will also be asked to consider how a range of texts from a short historical period respond differently to a shared set of historical circumstances. Modules ask you to engage with the major contemporary theoretical and critical issues in modern literary studies. For the MA, you take three 30-credit modules, two 15-credit research methods modules, plus a dissertation (equivalent to four 15-credit modules). The Postgraduate Diploma requires three 30-credit modules (plus the research methods modules) and the Postgraduate Certificate requires two 30-credit modules. Assessment of modules is normally by coursework, either two pieces of about 2-3,000 words, or one piece of 4-5,000 words.

Information for international students

If English is not the 1st language, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent plus attendance of a pre-sessional English language course is required.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800