All students will take the following modules:
Research Skills in English Literature
This module will prepare you for your MA dissertation and assist those of you planning to continue to doctoral study in your application for internal and/or external funding. The module will run in Semester 2 and consists of a combination of generic research skills classes and individual supervisions. It aims to equip you with the research skills and familiarity with your chosen field that will assist you in producing strong assessed work at MA level. Topics may include: use of the library and e-resources; planning a research project; referencing methods; book history and textual criticism; and working in archives. The modules also includes sessions in the Cadbury Research Library.
Assessment: 4000-word literature review
Students should choose fivemodules from those available.
- Meeting Medieval Manuscripts
- Nineteenth-Century Senses
- Evolutions of Popular Literature
- Contemporary Literature
- Cultures of Popular Literature
For full module descriptions, see our English Literature MA modules page. It is also possible to select options offered by other departments such as History, Cultural Heritage, Modern Languages, and Art History - with the approval of the Programme Director. See an indicative list of options.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 12,000-word dissertation.