12 months
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16850 GBP/year
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About

An English Literature (by Research) programme from Swansea University enables you to undertake a substantial independent research project of a publishable standard.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research in form of a PhD.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

You will be closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of the project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals thereafter.

As a research student, you are required to attend skills and training courses. You deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, at the annual departmental postgraduate symposium in June, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

Programme Aims

This English Literature (by Research) programme from Swansea University will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Our particular research strengths include:

  • Welsh writing in English
  • American literature
  • Gender
  • Medieval, renaissance, eighteenth and nineteenth-century writing and culture
  • Modernism and postmodernism
  • Irish poetry
  • Contemporary literature
  • Critical and cultural theory
  • Science Fiction and Ecology/Environmentalism
  • Human-Animal Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,250
  • International students: £ 8,400

Funding

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