A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).
Months of entry
The English and American Literature MA allows you to choose from the full range of our MA literature modules.
The list of what’s on offer is regularly added to by academics keen to explore new areas of thinking with students and to draw you in to our established areas of research strength, such as postcolonial studies; 18th-century studies; modern poetry and fiction; or Victorian studies. The modules draw on many different critical approaches and focus on a wide range of historical periods, ideas and places from modern India to post-war New York to literary London in the 18th century. Within this programme you may also choose to take pathways, so as to concentrate on studies in certain specific areas (especially if you intend to continue to a research degree in a particular field). This programme can also be studied in Paris only or with your year shared between Canterbury and Paris. Course structure
You take two modules in the autumn term and two in the spring term. You are also expected to attend the Faculty and School Research Methods Programmes. You then write the dissertation between the start of the Summer Term and the end of August.
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is by a 5-6,000-word essay for each module and a 12,000 word dissertation.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of English
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