City, University of London

City, University of London

English

City's MA English will appeal to graduates from backgrounds in English, the Humanities, Creative Writing and other aligned disciplines who wish to develop their skills further at postgraduate level. The programme allows you to focus solely on English Literature, or to combine English Literature with Creative Writing and/ or Publishing. You will gain both academic and transferable skills, preparing you for a diverse range of graduate careers. You will benefit from City's reputation as a provider of academic excellence for business and the professions and from London's outstanding research, cultural and creative facilities. City's MA English aims to produce graduates who are versatile researchers, effective communicators and active, reflective learners with a range of subject-specific, transferable and employability skills. Underpinned by the conviction that English is an academic subject that makes a significant contribution to cultural life, this distinctive degree enables you to combine literary scholarship with creative and/ or professional writing. The programme brings together: Theoretical and research training in English A predominantly modern and contemporary module diet centred around identity and genre that views literature as an active participant in social and cultural debates A varied assessment regime that fosters your subject-specific, research and transferable skills Access to elective modules in Publishing and Creative Writing that will enable you to develop additional, aligned skill-sets

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants should normally Hold a 2.1 Honours BA degree or an equivalent qualification. Have studied a relevant subject such as English, Comparative Literature, Theatre and Drama, Film and Media Studies, Creative Writing or Humanities.

Course modules

The MA award consists of 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit Dissertation, which is supervised. You must complete two compulsory 15-credit modules (Literary Theory and Concepts; Research Methods) and at least three of the following 15-credit modules: Constituting Identities Literary Cartographies Genre in Context Imagined Communities Theorising Women's Writing Text and Image You will select the remaining 45 credits of taught modules from a range of modules in English Literature, Publishing and/or Creative Writing. You may take all 120 taught credits in English, select a combination of English and Creative Writing or Publishing modules, or study all three. Please note that the module offer is subject to sufficient recruitment.

Assessment methods

The programme deploys a variety of assessment methods that are designed systematically to develop your graduate-level academic, research, professional and creative skills and to prepare you for a wide range of graduate employment. Individual modules deploy a range of assessment methods, including critical essays; assessed group and individual presentations; portfolios of writing that demonstrate evidence of the ability to write in diverse registers and for diverse audiences; research-based assignments; individual and group projects; creative and professional writing; and a substantial dissertation project. Some modules may include group assessments and forms of peer assessment. The exact assessment regime will depend on which elective modules you select. If you choose to study solely English Literature modules, your assessment regime will be as follows: Portfolio assignments: 20% Presentations and oral assessments: 16% Dissertation: 33% Written assignments, including essays: 21% Project work: 10%

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 6,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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