Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

English Literary Research

Students learn more about approaches to the study of literature, and will have the opportunity to study authors, literary movements, themes or critical ideas in depth. Central to the course is the dissertation; it allows students to explore, in detail, their area of literary interest. An individual supervisor supports each student throughout their dissertation; there are 1-to-1 tutorials and the supervisor offers advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in English or a related subject; applications from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications are considered on an individual basis; applicants are required to submit a 400-word outline of their proposed topic at the time of application and are encouraged to contact the programme leader beforehand for advice. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: theoretical approaches; the symposia; departmental research seminars; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students will write an essay of 4,000 words examining an aspect of 1 or more of the theories examined in the core course. The 2nd assessment is a 4,000-word study proposal, outlining the student's dissertation plans. The 20,000-word dissertation is the main focus of study and as such it accounts for 2/3 of the overall marks for the MRes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

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