University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

English Literature

The course is structured so students acquire a thorough knowledge of 19th and 20th-century texts and contexts, developing advanced skills of critical thinking and literary analysis. The combination of units taken allows students to reflect upon significant historical, intellectual and philosophical debates in literary studies.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours degree. While it is anticipated that most applicants will possess an undergraduate degree in English literature or related humanities subject, the course also welcomes graduates from other subjects. However applicants will need to demonstrate through submission of written evidence their aptitude for the subject. A short essay on a topic agreed by the admissions tutor will normally suffice.

Course modules

Modules include: children's and young adult literature; dissertation; feeling Victorian (embodied experience in 19th century literature); literary pilgrimages; literature and modernity in the long 20th century; readers and reading; research methods.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment tasks: poster presentation; literature review; research proposal; peer review activities; self-assessment forms. Summative assessment tasks: essays and extended essays; seminar presentations; a portfolio of research skills; industry focused critical commentary; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

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