University of Chichester

University of Chichester

English Literature

This programme aims to offer an outstanding learning experience for students wishing to continue and develop into researchers through a taught MA programme in the field of English Literature. It is an open and flexible programme designed to give students the possibility of exploring the full diversity of English literature. Modules offer the opportunity to research a diverse range of literary periods and forms from the early modern to contemporary fiction, engaging with genres including historical fiction, fantasy literature, modernism, e-writing, and film. It also explores a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches, including historical and textual analysis, ethical reading, cognitive poetics, and critical theory.

Entry requirements

2.1 or 1st Class Honours Degree in English literature, or cognate subject, i.e. joints with English literature.

Course modules

Indicative modules: literature in the present moment; theatres of pain and pleasure, 1400-1700; visions of the real: literature, myth, and science, 1800-present.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed over 4 modules, 3 with an assessment of an essay of 5,000 words. The module on 'activating research' will be assessed by a presentation (25 per cent) and a written submission (3000 words). The dissertation will be a 15,000 assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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