University of St Andrews
Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture
A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements/
Compulsory modules: 1. Literary Research: Skills and Resources: trains students in the understanding and use of the essential skills and resources of research in English Studies; it also provides preparation for the MLitt dissertation; and at least three of:
1. The Continental Renaissance: investigates the relationship between English and European writing of the period.
2. Renaissance Popular Culture: looks at the popular culture of the period: popular festivity, clowning, jestbooks, ballads, romances and grotesquerie.
3. Shakespeare and Textual Culture: considers the material contexts of Renaissance literary production, including manuscript, print, speech and the editing of Renaissance texts.
4. Learned Culture: Rhetoric, Politics and Identity: explores the influence of Renaissance humanism and the implications of its distinctive interest in rhetoric for sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture.
Optional modules: Students will choose one optional module out of the following three choices:
1. Special Topic in English Studies: a directed reading programme which allows students to explore topics in greater depth than is possible in compulsory modules.
2. a compulsory module from another English MLitt (see module catalogue)
3. an approved postgraduate-level module outwith the School of English (arranged independently with another school such as Classics, Modern Languages, Divinity or Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies).
Dissertation: Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.
Modules are assessed through coursework essays. The School of English prides itself on its support of student work through detailed feedback and commentary.
During the course of the year, but with particular focus during the last four months, students will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 7,500 per Whole course (EU)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 7,500 per Whole course (England)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 17,090 per Whole course (International)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Scotland)||1 years|
|MLitt||Full-time||September 2017||GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Wales)||1 years|
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