University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

English Literature and Cultures

Our programme allows you to choose your specialism in English literature and culture (including theatre and drama), critical theory, English language and creative writing - or a combination of these areas. You will be joining an established research team and will have the opportunity to work with internationally-recognised scholars and researchers who are specialists in their fields. Our expertise is wide-ranging and includes: Literature and theatre from the Renaissance to the present; the Black Atlantic; film and television literary adaptations; American folk music; critical and literary theory; creative writing: poetry, fiction, autobiography/life-writing and playwriting. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop a wide set of skills applicable to many professions. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in theatre production, national government, teaching in further and higher education, and also as published authors. You will be appointed a director of studies, who will: be a specialist in the subject area; help you through the process, including the research methods that you will need to complete your project successfully; help you construct your literature review and develop an enhanced understanding of relevant critical and theoretical frameworks for your study. You will also be assigned a supervisory team, which will include scholars with interests in your area of research. You will be provided with a practical study structure through seminars and workshops to enhance research methods, postgraduate writing, and knowledge of important critical theories, creative practice and the application of project-specific skills such as archival research.

Entry requirements

An application form, including a research proposal and copies of all qualifications stated on your application form; English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each sub score (or UCLan acceptable equivalent qualification). The IELTS certificate must be dated within 2 years of entry date; 2 academic references, reference forms can be sent to your academic referees.

Course modules

We run a regular series of seminars addressing the methodologies and subject-specific theoretical practices relevant to your chosen area of study. The seminars provide a sense of group identity with other researchers as you undertake your individual research project and allow you to share your progress, experience the work of other students and introduce you to potential interdisciplinary perspectives that may enhance your own work. Subject-specific seminars are complimented by a series of training sessions aimed to develop your research potential and help you get the most out of your research degree experience.

Assessment methods

The main assessment of your studies will be your dissertation/project, an extended study of your chosen topic of approximately 25,000 words (or equivalent for creative writing projects).

Sponsorship information

Standard tuition fee discount apply for UCLan award holders. International students: Early payment bursary apply. 2 scholarships: Applicants should have a 2.1 or higher (or equivalent educational / professional experience)and would be expected to submit a 500-1,000 word proposal, which highlights a suitably referenced research question or research hypothesis they would like to address.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Course enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400