University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

English (Literary London)

This programme offers you the opportunity to study the rich and varied literary imaginings of London. As well as covering London's literary history from the time of Shakespeare to the present day, this exciting programme encompasses cinematic, postcolonial and documentary constructions of, and responses to the city. It appeals to those who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, explore alternative approaches and perspectives, and broaden their understanding within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context. Programme design is structured yet flexible. Courses are taught in weekly seminars that focus on the close study of literary, theoretical and cultural texts. There are also opportunities for site-specific learning through walks as well as museum and gallery visits. You can pursue supporting courses in research methods and theory and produce a final dissertation on a subject of your own choice. You may choose to study relevant courses from the MAs in Creative Writing, Theatre Studies and Media as part of the Literary London Programme. **The aims of the programme are:** * To introduce you to the rich diversity of literary responses to London and to develop your analytical and critical thinking through a variety of guided assessments * To consider the depiction of London's contested and multicultural identity via a range of theoretical and methodological approaches * To develop students' research and presentation skills to prepare them for further academic research and the job market * To foster a dynamic and enjoyable learning environment in which students are encouraged to bring their own experience, writing and reading to bear on the subject of London's literature.

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants typically require: * An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered) * OR a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a good honours degree in a related area * OR professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/seminars * OR other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills commensurate with the standard of a good honours degree.

Course modules

**Year 1** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. * Dissertation (MA English: Literary London) (60 credits) * Imagining the Metropolis (30 credits) * The Commerce of Vice: Early Modern London (30 credits) * Text and Theory (15 credits) * Research Skills for Literary Studies (15 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. * Unreal City: London and Modernity (30 credits) * Writing London (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through an essay portfolio, oral presentations, and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus SE10 9LS London

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