MA English combines the study of literatures, linguistics, critical theory and creative writing. Studying English at postgraduate level will allow you to immerse yourself in literature from 1660 to the present day, while also studying linguistic theory and developing your own writing abilities.
You will develop your skills in analysis, reasoning and communication, creating an excellent foundation for either a communication-based career or further academic study.
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This degree is comprised of a core module, three optional modules, and a dissertation.
- Approaching Literature (30 credits)
The remaining modules will be selected from the following topics on a rotational basis:
- Gothic (30 credits)
- Late Victorian Gothic (30 credits)
- Reading 'Ulysses' (30 credits)
- Orientalism: Representations of the East in Western Travel Literature and Arab and Iranian Novels (30 credits)
- Crime Fiction: Theory and Practice (30 credits)
- Reiving and Writing: Literature of the Anglo-Scottish Borders 16th-19th Century (30 credits)
- Reading and Writing the Fantastic, the Marvellous and the Gothic (30 credits)
- Irish Literature and the Supernatural (30 credits)
You will also complete a compulsory dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with your supervisor (60 credits)