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

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English Literary Studies : Renaissance Studies MA

Study Details

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

The Renaissance Studies Pathway is comprised of two core modules, but also enables students to take further period-specific options if they want an even more specialized programme. The two core options aim to situate the literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries within a context of unprecedented social, political and cultural upheaval. The modules maintain a chronological narrative, but differ in terms of their particular thematic concerns, as detailed below. Across the year, students will examine texts produced by writers such as Shakespeare, Jonson, Milton and their contemporaries, and will explore issues including: early constructions of nationhood, the foundations of subjectivity, structures of sexuality and gender difference, changes in social and economic relations, and the era's pivotal political upheavals. Both modules include an integrated programme of training in research methods, and encourage students to work with non-canonical material by exploiting the resources of Early English Books Online.

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
  • EASM154 The Body and Identity 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