MA English Literature

The MA English Literature is designed for students who wish to develop advanced skills in analysing texts and discourses, and to become effective researchers, excellent communicators and active learners. The programme will enhance career prospects as well as offering the potential for further academic study. *Subject to Validation

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MA English Literature at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Normally a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study. 

If English is not your first language: 

IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent

Degree duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Start dates: September

Fact: The programme enables students to focus on specific areas to increase expertise, through supportive taught class modules.

Location: Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester.

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £6,100
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £3,050 p/a

Total Cost | £6,100

International Students 

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,200
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,100 p/a

Total Cost | £12,200

Additional Costs 

Mandatory

  • Printing and binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost £10-£20.  

Optional 

  • Core texts: It is recommended that students buy core texts, but it is possible to buy second-hand copies or study using library and online sources. This may cost between £50-200.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here 

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

The MA English Literature at Winchester is designed for students who want to enhance and develop their skills in reading and writing by working on closely focussed projects drawn from any area of English Literature. Modules offer study in a wide range of periods and genres, and teach the critical, theoretical and methodological means to understand, to an advanced level, the cultural forms that tell us who we are. The programme will explore up to date and innovative research skills in order to encourage students to flourish and become independent thinkers and learners, giving them confidence and preparing them for an increasingly competitive market place for jobs or in academia.

  • Independent Study
  • Research Methods 

Optional modules include:

  • Adaptation: Page to Performance
  • After Proust: Memory in Literature
  • Contemporary Gothic
  • Health and Disease in Literature
  • Literature and Obscurity
  • Literature and the Body
  • Models of the Mind
  • Special Author Module
  • Victorian Literature and Culture

 

 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here that are transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students will develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students will take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from the staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Programme Leader

Teaching team 

 

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may choose alternative assignments that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Students with MA English Literature often get jobs in teaching and education, publishing, website production and marketing, journalism and writing, the charity sector and, of course, further education (PhD). Top areas of employment for English MA holders also include marketing, PR and sales professionals, clerical, secretarial and numerical clerks, arts, design and media professionals, education professionals, and business, HR and finance professionals. 

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2017. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information click here.

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