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English Literature, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
MRes English Literature offered by Plymouth Marjon University is an individual project based Masters programme. The programme enables the academic study of English Literature at masters level in the context of theoretical and contextual issues and debates which affect and shape the subject. 


Course Overview

The English Literature programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of three supervised projects, which provide the opportunity for students to gain a broad critical appreciation of the subject of English Literature, and its place today.

Projects undertaken by students on the programme include, for instance, neo-Victorianism and Steam-punk, the Question of Literary Period (Modernism and Victorianism), Haunting in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Contemporary Issues of Censorship, Feminist Critical Discourse, Romantic Childhood, and Trauma Theory and Holocaust literature. In each case an appropriate project focus is to be agreed with a supervisor.

Why this course at Marjon?

Design your own research projects with a supervisor with related expertise and a real interest in your ideas.

Be positioned at the cutting edge of contemporary issues and debates about literature.

Flexibility to pursue your research projects over one, two, or three years.

Scope to be original and innovative in your approach and thinking.

Research based Masters which provides an ideal platform for professional development or prepares you for PhD study.

Perfect if you're curious about:

  • What is it I most enjoy about literature, and how might I pursue this at Masters level?
  • What are the current issues and debates around my area of literary interest?
  • How can I use my projects to further my professional development, or to prepare me for PhD study?
  • How can I successfully plan and structure my research projects around my busy life?
  • In what ways might my research projects be original and innovative, and enable me to think outside the box?

What might you become?

English teachers, Heads of English and graduate students of English apply their research in their careers teaching in Secondary or Further Education. The programme also provides a good grounding in the research process and can be used as a stepping stone into Doctoral research.

What area of literature do I want to be a specialist in when I finish the MRes?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on the Research Process
  • Interdisciplinary Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Disciplinary Specific Research Methods
  • Contemporary Contextual Issues
  • Masters Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • It is anticipated that applicants will be graduates, and may already be engaged in work within the profession.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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