University of Exeter

University of Exeter

English Literary Studies (various pathways)

Students choose choose either a specific pathway or a wide selection of modules. Pathways normally available include: American and Atlantic studies; criticism and theory; enlightenment to romanticism; film studies; renaissance studies; modern and contemporary; Victorian studies.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1, preferably in English, although other subjects are considered. We also welcome applications from industry professionals interested in the academic study of the subject, or looking to enhance their CV with an academic qualification. We also welcome applications from individuals with suitable skills and experience of writing creative works. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Students may opt to follow one of our seven named pathways, each of which has its own pathway leader and associated modules. American and Atlantic Studies, Criticism and Theory, Enlightenment to Romanticism, Film Studies, Renaissance Studies, Modern and Contemporary, Victorian Studies, or opt for the 'open' English Literary Studies pathway.

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Each Pathway has compulsory and optional modules some of these are listed here;
The Cultures of American Modernism; Beyond the Border: The Politics of Place in Contemporary North American Literature and Culture; Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context; Revival and Return: Using the Past from Pope to Keats; Body and Identity; Sense, Sensation, and Cinema; Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music; Country City and Court Renaissance Literature 1558-1618; Bodies Politic: Cultural and Sexual Politics in England, 1603-85; From Orientalism to Globalization: Debates in Postcolonial Studies; Beyond the Border: The Politics of Place in Contemporary North American Literature and Culture; Making Progress? Literature in a Changing Environment 1830-1870 and Empire, Decadence and Modernity: Literature 1870-1910.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, consisting of critical essays, for most taught modules plus a 20,000-word dissertation. The dissertation project is the culmination of the Master's programme. It requires students to conceive, plan, research and write-up an independent study of 20,000 words. The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to test their learning, display their subject knowledge as well as methodological skills and explore in detail a topic that interests them.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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