The MA in English Literary Studies will enable you to work independently in the field, to explore a range of periods and genres of English literature and culture as well as creative writing, and to evaluate unique archival resources. it will develop your knowledge and understanding of critical and research methods, the historical and critical reception of literature in designated areas and literature in a contested cultural framework.
Is there a particular area of English literature that fascinates you? Want to start a project in a specialised area that you can share with other literary critics? Then apply for the MA English Literary Studies degree. You will examine genres of English works from a wide selection of periods; from Eighteenth Century fiction, to Victorian readers and the politics of print. Study an MA in English Literary Studies and gain a deeper understanding of the literary world. This degree can lead to careers in writing, lecturing, teaching and broadcasting.
University of Southampton is committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable experience that will ensure that you graduate with the additional skills and understanding you need to start a career in a wide range of areas or to go on to further research.
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This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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