Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

English Literature

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.

Entry requirements

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).

Course modules

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of English and Creative Writing
Telephone number: 
01970 622534