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Literature and Philosophy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (WUR) ,
Building on the longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary research and teaching at Sussex, the Literature and Philosophy MA exemplifies the fruitful co-operation between Philosophy and English.

About

You’ll study in a stimulating environment for creative thinking, open discussion and critical engagement. You'll draw on ideas from literature, philosophy (analytic and continental), psychology and intellectual history.

You have the opportunity to examine central topics at the intersection of philosophy and literature, such as: 

  • the autonomy of the work of art  
  • literature as philosophy
  • ethics and literature
  • the experience of reading
  • style and narrative
  • modernism and modernity.

Why choose this course?

  • Ranked 8th in the UK for Philosophy (The Guardian University Guide 2019), and our research quality in English and Drama was ranked in the top 10 in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF).
  • English at Sussex is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2019) and in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • You’ll benefit from activities organised by the Literature and Philosophy Research Network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Bearing Witness: Terror and Trauma in Global Literature

Bearing Witness: Terror and Trauma in Global Literature

Capital and Poetics

Capital and Poetics

Creativity and Utopia

Creativity and Utopia

Critical Issues in Queer Theory

Deconstruction and Creative Writing

Ethics and Normativity

Hegel and Marx

Image and Text 1780-1880

Image and Text 1780-1880

ImagiNation: The Great American Novel

Interpretation, Theory, and Research Methods in Literary Study

Language, Art and Representation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in a subject relevant to your chosen Masters course. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 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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