University of Surrey

University of Surrey

English Literature

The programme is designed to equip you with a critical understanding of English literary studies and respond to significant questions: How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices? The programme invites students to reflect on such questions and to consider the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods, regions, contexts and theoretical paradigms. The programme will be ideal for both those who intend to pursue doctoral research and those who wish to achieve a broad overview of anglophone literary culture.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to applicants with a UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in English literature or a related subject; where applicants do not have a 2.1 in English literature or a related field, submitted written work and an interview are considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS minimum overall: 6.5 IELTS minimum by component: Reading: 6.0, writing: 7.0, speaking: 6.0, listening: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Research skills; literary scholarship and creativity; English literature dissertation (15,000 words). Students may also choose from a range of optional modules offered by English and other programmes in the School of English and Languages. Particular strengths in Surrey's English programme include: 19th-century literature and culture; contemporary literature and culture; transnational and world literatures in English; postcolonial studies; travel writing; creative writing; gender and sexuality.

Assessment methods

With the exception of the dissertation proposal and the dissertation itself, the 15-credit modules will normally be assessed by a 3,000 word essay.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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