Masters | Postgraduate Course - English Literary Studies MA Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
Start Month(s)
September
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English Literary Studies MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The Masters in English Literary Studies is aimed at the study of literature, culture and film, and embraces the particular strengths of the Department of English and Film at Exeter. Our Masters degrees offer excellent opportunities to broaden and deepen your work in English and Film studies and to learn the skills needed for further postgraduate research.

The English Literary Studies MA offers an unusually large choice of modules and pathways, with expert tuition in all areas of English and Film including Early Modern and Renaissance studies, Romanticism, Victorian literature, American and Atlantic studies, Modern, Contemporary and World literatures and cultures, Critical Theory and Film Studies.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • EASM023 Dissertation 60

Optional modules

  • EGLS MA English Literary Studies optional modules 2018/9
  • EASM150 Empire, Decadence and Modernity: Literature 1870-1910 30
  • EASM109 Bodies Politic: Cultural and Sexual Politics in England, 1603-1679 30
  • EASM100 The Cultures of American Modernism 30
  • EASM157 The Literature of Cold War America 30
  • EASM152 Criticism and Theory: Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context 30
  • EASM099 Making Progress? Literature in a Changing Environment 30
  • EASM106 Criticism and Theory: Current Debates 30
  • EASM142 Revival and Return: Using the Past from Pope to Keats 30
  • EASM128 From Orientalism to Globalisation: Debates in Postcolonial Studies 30
  • EAFM081 Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music 30
  • EASM167 World Cinema / World Literature 30
  • EAFM088 Sense, Sensation and Cinema 30
  • EASM160 Renaissance Space 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent, preferably in English (which is defined as English Literature, English and American Studies, etc.) or related disciplines (which are defined as Film Studies, Drama, Creative Writing).

Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of a very high standard of written English.

NOTE: applicants with degrees in English language only do not meet the standard criteria.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

An English degree is a uniquely versatile qualification valued by employers for the combination of communication and analytical skills as well as combining an understanding of literature and media in a historical and cultural context. For some of our students the MA is a step on the path to doctoral study, for others it opens up a range of career paths in areas such as teaching, publishing, media, journalism, advertising and communications.

In recent years the positions some of our graduates have gone on to include:

- Copywriter
- Marketing Assistant
- Assistant Editor
- Publishing Assistant
- Editorial Assistant
- Freelance Journalist
- Writer