Kingston University London - English Literature MA

Kingston University London

English Literature MA

This course focuses on literature that explores the limits of human experience and contravenes cultural boundaries. You will consider how writing has been a catalyst for social and political change.

You will develop your understanding of literary and theoretical texts and sharpen your skills in literary research, writing, and analysis.

Option modules enable you to examine a range of contentious issues across historical periods and genres. Through a 15,000-word dissertation, you will research a subject of your choice, with support and supervision from a specialist member of staff.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • As part of Kingston School of Art, students on this course benefit from joining a creative community where collaborative working and critical practice are encouraged.
  • Several modules are complemented by field trips, such as to the British Library, museums, and theatres.*
  • You will be assessed by both traditional and more innovative means, including critical essays, a dissertation, blogs, and multi-media presentations.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree in English literature or a related subject.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements.

Career Prospects

This English Literature course is designed for students who have a personal or professional interest in literature. It is particularly suited for those wishing to enhance their careers in areas such as:

  • Publishing, library, and museum services;
  • Journalism;
  • Teaching;
  • The arts in general;
  • The creative industries; or
  • Any other context where knowledge of literature and skills in critical analysis is of importance.

Course Details

The English Literature MA is a rigorous, challenging and fascinating course which enables you to study diverse literary texts and engage with cutting-edge theoretical and critical approaches.

You will complete 180 credits in total, which will include the 30-credit compulsory module Transgression and Dissidence, three optional 30-credit modules and the final 60-credit dissertation module.

Core Modules

English Literature Dissertation
Transgression and Dissidence

Optional Modules

Mappings and crossings
Sex and Text
Trauma and Justice
Ten Critical Challenges for Creative Writers
Radical Writers
Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation
Gender and Sexuality

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