Taught course

English Literature

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

To apply for this programme you should normally possess one of the following:

  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (in a humanities subject or related field) or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the ever-evolving world of literature and culture through an exciting array of thematic modules, spanning a broad range of periods from the early modern to the present. You benefit from staff expertise in the field, and their connections with wider research communities. Gain a deep understanding of literary studies and acquire advanced research skills applicable throughout your studies and beyond.

Key features:

  • Develop your research interests in literature and culture across the modern period.
  • Small class sizes provide invaluable face-to-face contact with your tutors.
  • The University library offers a vast range of electronic and print materials, and a rare books collection.
  • An exciting suite of modules rotates yearly, offering a fresh choice each year.
  • Choose from modules closely integrated with staff research interests, while being able to pursue your own ideas.
  • Build your experience: get involved in curating exhibitions and organising conferences.
  • Engage with unique local resources such as the nationally designated 18th-century Cottonian Collection.
  • Tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments. Our part-time route allows you to study over two years, giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you.

Information for international students

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with Ecctis, who provide an advisory service.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 7.
English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk