An aptitude for writing clear and coherent English is also essential.
A-Level English Literature is a good accompaniment to a wide range of arts and humanities A-Level subjects including History, French and Philosophy and can also add breadth as a third subject alongside the social sciences.
The MA in Literary Studies is a fully taught programme where students obtain the degree entirely through coursework. By taking taught modules, students develop an advanced level of knowledge and critical skill in literary studies.
Students generally take level 5000 modules which are graduate modules, though they may also take a maximum of two level 4000 modules which are undergraduate honours modules.
Foreign students on a student pass can only enroll as full-time students.
To obtain the MA in Literary Studies, candidates are required to: Candidates who have completed equivalent modules which were not used towards obtaining another degree prior to admission to the Master of Arts (Literary Studies) may apply to the Head of Department for an exemption of module(s), subject to a maximum of 50% of the MA requirements.
Students may also enroll in an Independent Study Module (ISM) where they conceive their own short research essay in consultation with a faculty supervisor.
It is possible for a full-time student to complete the degree in two semesters, i.e. In practice, a full-time student may take longer to complete the degree, for instance, over a period of three semesters.
You will study works of literature from around the world, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and genres from tragedy and comedy to crime writing and political protest writing.
English Literature is ideal for students who want to develop their critical and analytical skills while understanding literary texts in all their complexity.