Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Literary Studies

This course offers a broad engagement with English literature with the opportunity to develop expertise in 1 of a number of specialist areas. By studying the latest developments in critical theory and research methodology students cultivate the necessary skills to undertake their 15000-word dissertation: an extensive piece of critical research in the student's chosen area. Students also develop a host of transferable skills which they may deploy in a range of other academic or employment contexts.

Entry requirements

A good 2.2 Honours degree (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 per cent or above in a related subject. IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL score of 100 (internet based) for international students.

Course modules

Core modules: research skills in English studies 1: methods and materials; research skills in English studies 2: tackling textualities.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposal, including a related bibliographic element; a case study; examined oral presentations; and 6,000-word assignments. Each student will complete a MA dissertation of 15,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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 621945