University of Brighton
The course explores the relationship between literature and its social, historical, and political context. Core modules address different texts, theories and cultures through location-focused literary studies. Optional modules allow you to explore the emerging fields of twenty-first century literature, black British writing, gender and performance, literature and conflict, American fiction and poetry, Victorian journalism, screenwriting and writing as a creative craft. Founded on the belief that good writers also make good readers, the course makes the necessary connections between critical and creative approaches to the discipline in the 21st Century.
Applicants should normally have an undergraduate Honours degree (usually at 2.1 level or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject area, for example English literature, English language, linguistics, philosophy, sociology or politics. Related areas such as history, cultural theory and TEFL are also acceptable. Applicants without a good 1st degree may be required to provide written evidence (for example an assignment from a training course or an essay set by the admissions team) of their analytical and reflective skills in writing. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking Master's-level study and sustained academic work. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall.
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