University of Essex

University of Essex

Literature

Our department of literature, film, and theatre studies offers supervision for literature in all fields of staff research interest, which includes a number of expertise in different literatures and in varying approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English and a number of other languages; the titles of just a few of the books published by members of our department in 2010 and 2011 give some indication of the extent and range of our research interests: Cuba's Wild East: Towards a Literary Geography of Oriente; The Intimate and the Extimate: Violence and Gender in the Globalized World; After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11; a number of our graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as writers; other past students are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, to name but a few.

Entry requirements

Master's degree or equivalent, in relevant subject area; IELTS 7.0.

Course modules

Dissertation; research methods in literary and cultural analysis. Options: "there is a continent outside my window" : United States and Caribbean literatures in dialogue; adaptation; African American literature; documentary and the avant-garde film and video; dramatic structure; film and video production workshop; interpretation of myth; issues in film theory and history; literature and the environmental imagination: from east to west in 19th & 20th c poetry and prose; memory maps: practices in psychogeography; Oulipian practice; poetic practice; realism and the 19th century novel: from Austen to Chopin; research methods in literary and cultural analysis; Shakespeare: reading Shakespeare for research; Shakespearean performance history; the new nature writing; the novel; the tale: tellings and re-tellings; the wild east; translating myth; US modernism and after; us nationalism and regionalism; women filmmakers; writing magic; writing the novel.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MA (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Telephone number: 
01206 872719