Keele University

Keele University

English Literatures

On this course students engage in wide and varied reading among the regional and global varieties of literature and literary criticism. They develop their understanding of the characteristics of key literary genres (prose fiction, poetry, and drama) and periods (post-1500), and of the principles of canonisation that elevate and marginalise texts and their authors.

Entry requirements

Students are accepted onto the programme on the basis of an Honours degree at 2nd class (normally a 2.1), or higher (or international equivalent). Applicants with other qualifications and appropriate experience are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students registered at overseas Institutions which are ERASMUS partners or have existing exchange agreements with Keele and who wish to take parts of this programme as an exchange student will be required to satisfy the criteria for qualification for such an exchange agreed by their home institution in consultation with CIED. Students for whom English is a 2nd language will be required to satisfy the criteria outlined in the 1st paragraph of this section, however we will also require English language proficiency of at least 7.0 in IELTS test scores (or equivalent).

Course modules

Semester 1: humanities Master's research training: research skills in the humanities; canon, anti-canon, context; criticism, analysis, theory. Semester 2: humanities Master's research training: reflective practice in the humanities; canon, anti-canon, context. Option modules: postcolonialism, fiction/film and theory; Victorian culture and context: Victorian narrative and interpretation; contemporary British fiction; Shakespearean stages: advanced studies in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; romantic voices ; sex, scandal and society: eighteenth-century writing; Dickens Collins and detection and neo-Victorian contexts; film noir: the dark side of America; silence, strength and sentiment: gender and sexuality in nineteenth-century American writing ; James Joyce's Ulysses; Canadian metropolis. Semester 3: dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: essays; critical analyses of other scholars' work; annotated bibliographies; project outlines; reflective study diaries; short research papers; oral presentations; dissertations.

Sponsorship information

A discount of £1,000 is available on all taught postgraduate tuition fees for all UK/EU and international students graduating from a Keele 1st degree programme this year. There are no additional forms or paperwork. You do not have to apply for this bursary. If you are eligible we will contact you. The £1,000 (or pro-rata equivalent) will be deducted from the second payment instalment of postgraduate tuition fees in each year of study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,260 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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