University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Medieval and Early Modern Literature

This programme enables students to study literature in English from the 8th to the 17th century. The programme is available as an online, distance learning programme or campus-based and can be studied part-time or full-time, and as a PG Dip, PG Cert or MA. Please contact us directly for further information.

Examples of the works you can study include a selection of the period's major works, such as Beowulf, the Faerie Queene, and Paradise Lost, and some of its major writers, such as Chaucer, the Gawain poet, Shakespeare and Donne, as well as non-canonical and non-literary works by lesser-known authors. Critical attention is focused especially on continuities and discontinuities between the medieval and early modern periods; for example, Anglo-Saxon heroic literature may be studied in conjunction with the heroic mode of the English renaissance epic, and medieval dream poetry in conjunction with early modern literary (as well as philosophical and medical) representations of psychological disorders.

The programme is underpinned by advanced research methods, the study of theoretically informed critical approaches, and the scholarly examination of manuscripts and early printed books.We also offer this programme as a Postgraduate Certificate (students complete 60 taught credits) and a Postgraduate Diploma (students complete 120 taught credits)

Please visit our website or contact us for the most up-to-date list of modules available.
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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning February 2017 - 2 years
MA Distance learning February 2017 - 4 years
MA Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 4 years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lampeter Campus Lampeter SA48 7ED Wales

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