Students may study in all periods of literature in English, from the medieval period to the 21st Century; the department's particular strengths include: 19th-20th century American literature; ethnic American literatures; creative writing (prose and poetry); literary theory; ecocriticism; gender; sexuality and queer studies; Marxism; poststructuralism; postcolonialism; travel writing; Welsh writing in English; women's writing; Medieval literature; Early Modern and Renaissance literature; 18th-century and Augustan literature; romantic literature; Victorian fiction; modernism; postmodernism; contemporary poetry; post-colonial literature, especially African.
Relevant Master's degree. In addition to an application form, prospective research students must submit a research outline of 1000 words. This should include: Title; key research questions to be addressed; sources and methodology; why this is a topic of interest. IELTS 7.5 (non-UK students only).
Year 1: Encountering texts; rewritings, re-visioning texts; ancestral voices; plus a choice of modules to a total of 60 credits chosen from the other level 1 modules taught in the department (ie contemporary writing; issues in contemporary world literatures and culture; Greek and Roman epic and drama; Greek and Roman ideas), or cognate modules offered by other departments. Year 2: Medieval and renaissance literature; restoration and 18th-century writing; romantic and 19th-century writing; 20th and 21st-century writing; reading theory/reading text 1; plus a choice of 1 option or students may elect to take a 20 credit module from another department in place of an English module. Year 3: The dissertation; reading theory/reading text 2; plus a choice of 2 options.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 6,125 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 6,125 per Academic year (overseas fees)||5 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||5 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Penglais Campus||Aberystwyth||SY23 3AR||Wales|
Department of English and Creative Writing