Early Modern English Literature - Text and Transmission, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #36 (WUR) ,
This degree in Early Modern English Literature is taught with the British Library and provides a unique opportunity to study early modern literary works, including Shakespeare, in the light of recent critical approaches and as print and manuscript material artefacts.

About

The core module taught at the British Library is specifically designed to teach students how to search collections of early modern manuscripts and rare books held in major research libraries worldwide and how to identify the agents involved in their production, transmission and preservation in libraries and private collections.

Ideal foundation for doctoral work and careers in the arts, education, curatorship and broadcasting.

Key Benefits

  • A strong tradition of Shakespeare and early modern literary studies at King's

  • Unique access to unparalleled collections at the British Library and to the expertise of world-class curators, who will teach the core module and supervise some dissertations

  • Close links with the London Shakespeare Seminar, the London Renaissance Seminar, and with the Institute of English Studies

  • Located in the heart of literary London

Programme Structure

Course Included
  • Working with Early Modern Literary Texts
  • The Material Legacy of Early Modern Literary Texts
  • Dissertation
  • Flatter & Fawn: Early Modern Drama & the Court
  • Global/Local Shakespeares
  • Professing Writing in Early Modern England
  • Pre-modern Dialogues: Medieval and Early Modern Literatures in Conversation
  • Theatre, Gender and Culture in Jacobean London
  • Theatres of War: Conflict on the Shakespearean Stage
  • Poetic Movements Modes, Poetic Moods 1660-1800

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: No further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 27th July or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS UK 180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Minimum 2:1 BA honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in English or in a subject in which English plays a significant part; other well-qualified candidates may be considered.
  • Your application will be assessed by at least two academics. The college aims to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.
  • Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19320 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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