University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

English Literature

This course blends compulsory elements to enable students to extend and develop their research skills and explore research issues such as the nature of archival study, genre and textuality, the relationship between print and manuscript, interdisciplinary, and questions of cultural and political context, and an optional element that enables them to specialise in a specific period; the s optional element is achieved through 1 of 3 pathways, which give students the opportunity to specialise in a particular field of literary study; these pathways are: the long 19th century; 20th century; contemporary literature; authors and areas to be studied on these team-taught period-specific modules may include: Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen and the novel; Lord Byron and romantic poetry; Oscar Wilde and Victorian and fin-de-si�cle literature; James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Modernism; D.H. Lawrence and regional literature, and a range of contemporary poets and novelists, such as Ian McEwan, Paul Muldoon, Alice Oswald, and Derek Walcott.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in relevant linguistic and/or literary studies; transcripts required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS band 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL 600 paper-based (with 4.5 in TWE) or TOEFL IBT 100 (no less than 21 in any element).

Course modules

Textualities: defining, making and using text (30 credits); literary histories (30 credits); modernism and the avant-garde in literature and drama (30 credits); speculative fictions (30 credits); literature in britain since 1950 (30 credits); place, region, empire (30 credits); early performance cultures (30 credits); literary linguistics;research in literary linguistics (15 credits, autumn semester); narratology (15 credits, autumn semester);Dickens and language (15 credits, autumn semester);consciousness in fiction (15 credits, spring semester); cognition and literature (15 credits);creative writing; fiction: form and context (15 credits, autumn semester);poetry: form and context (15 credits, autumn semester); creative writing workshop (30 credits, spring semester);creative writing: conventions and techniques (30 credits, spring semester); viking, anglo-saxon and middle-English; the history of the book 1200-1600 (15 credits); medievalism (15 credits, spring semester); middle English romance (15 credits); reading old Icelandic literature (15 credits, autumn semester).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,920 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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