The English Literary Studies course offered by Durham University is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.
One of the distinctive features of the Durham MA in Literary Studies is that it permits both a broad-based, eclectic study of literary topics from the earliest periods of literature to the present and the possibility of specialisation through designated pathways in such areas as Medieval and Renaissance Studies or Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Studies. All students take 3 optional modules, taught in small seminar groups of up to 10, with each module generating 18 hours of contact time (9 seminars x 2 hours) over the academic year. A strong emphasis is placed on independent research, and seminars usually involve a considerable amount of preparation, including short presentations and workshop activities. Assessment for these modules is usually by coursework essay.
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- Old Norse
- Warrior Poets in Heroic Societies
- Middle English Manuscripts and Texts
- Narrative Transformations: Medieval Romance to Renaissance
- Renaissance Humanism
- Renaissance Tragedy
- Lyric Poetry of the English Renaissance
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguages Literature View 300 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- You will normally require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised university.
- Please use the 'additional comments' section of the application form to provide a personal statement.
- In addition to your three module choices, you will also need to include a piece of written work of approximately 2,000 words in length on a literary subject. This can be any piece of literary-critical work you have completed recently and may be emailed to the applicant portal.
- We welcome applications from holders of international qualifications. For advice on the equivalency of international qualifications, please contact our International Office.
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time Fees
- EU Student: £5,200 per year
- International non-EU Student: £10,700 per year
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