Taught course

Poetry and Poetics

Institution
University of York · Department of English and Related Literature
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants for MA programmes in English and Related Literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper second-class honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On our new MA in Poetry and Poetics you will have the opportunity to read widely and deeply in poetry and ideas about poetry from the classical period to the present day.

The language of the course, and of many of the poets studied, will be English, but you will also study poetry from a variety of linguistic cultures, and in a wide range of historical contexts. Seminars on the MA will focus on the intensive - and highly-pleasurable - reading of poems and poets, in dialogue with academic staff who have published on many major authors and periods: classical poetics, medieval literature, renaissance poetry, the Romantics and Victorians, and British, Irish and American contemporary writing.

There will also be modules on old English poetry, symbolism, medieval poetic inheritances, the matter of British poetry, and poetry and art. You will develop excellent skills in reading poetry and enhance your knowledge of higher level poetics as well as the intricacies of poetic form.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
engl13@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 323369