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 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-siécle 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

2.1 (or international equivalent). Including: relevant linguistic and/or literary studies, excluding: sciences or mathematics background. Other requirements: transcripts are required. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

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).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,220 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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