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.
You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study within the fields of Medieval and Renaissance studies.
The commitment to research-led teaching means that students are able to explore the cutting edge of the discipline - from Old Norse to Renaissance Tragedy, from medieval manuscripts to critical theory.
The Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies course includes the possibility of taking interdisciplinary modules involving other departments including History and Archaeology. The programme provides an intimate, dynamic and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds and nationalities.
The course offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. You will choose three modules, at least two of which are from within the pathway, and you will write a dissertation on a subject related to Medieval and/or Renaissance studies.
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- Research Methods and Resources
- Warrior Poets in Heroic Societies
- Old Norse
- Old English Language, Texts and Contexts
- The Anglo-Saxon World
- Narrative Transformations: Medieval Romance to Renaissance Epic
- Middle English Manuscripts and Texts
- Issues in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Renaissance Tragedy
- Renaissance Humanism
- John Milton: Life, Works, and Influence
- Lyric Poetry of the English Renaissance and Reformation.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- You will normally require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent)from a recognised university
- 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
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:
- UK/EU Student: £5,200.00 per year
- International non-EU Student: £10,700.00 per year
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