You explore literature across time, geography, and genre, combining scholarly research with innovative, practical ways of engaging with texts.
You grapple with the challenges of conducting research into Shakespeare and other early modern literature, and study a truly extensive range of work; your reading takes you from African American literature, through Caribbean literatures, to the literature and performance of New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and London.
A good literature degree opens many doors and our students have gone on to work in a number of careers such as writers, and others are now established as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, publishers’ editors, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, and translators.
We offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by Dissertation in different literatures and various approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English, plus a number of other languages.
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- Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Analysis
- War, Violence and Conflict in the American Tropics (optional)
- Shakespeare and the Modern (optional)
- African American Literature (optional)
- United States Nationalism and Regionalism (optional)
- Continental Crossings: Caribbean and US Literature and Culture (optional)
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Sociology Literature View 594 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
- You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.
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International18800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8760 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8760 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.