Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

English Literature

This course aims to extend students' knowledge of English literature, focusing on the Renaissance, the long 19th Century, and the 20th and 21st Century. On each of these period-based modules, students will explore canonical and non-canonical texts and investigate their social and cultural contexts. On our research methods module, students will examine topical literary issues, such as the role of archives and digital editions, and develop essential research skills, like how to formulate research questions and methodologies. Optional modules allow students to tailor the course to their best interests; they will study at an advanced level in a lively and intellectual department with a long tradition of teaching excellence and an international reputation for research.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and/or relevant professional experience; candidates for whom English is not the 1st language are expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent); non-academic conditions: writing portfolio. Portfolio requirements (International students only): either a 2,000 word essay titled 'How has the study of English literature changed over the last century?', fully referenced and with a bibliography, or a 1,000-word proposal for the dissertation plus a bibliography. Students must also include a piece of marked work from their degree studies.

Course modules

Core modules: Major project. Optional modules: Renaissance drama and cultures of performance; re-reading modernism, practising postmodernism; workshop (the short story); research methods (English literature); the long 19th Century (controversies and cities); workshop (the novel); special topic in creative writing/English literature; independent learning module.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays; critical reviews; presentations; 15000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

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