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Department of English Studies | Masters by Research (MA) English Literary Studies

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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

English Language and LiteratureMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MA) English Literary Studies at Durham University

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Explore your love of the written word while focusing on a particular area of interest, be it themes, genres or a specific period of time.


Our staff's research expertise includes Medieval Poetry, Drama, Myth & Romance; Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century English Literature; American Literature; Twentieth Century Poetry & Fiction and Critical Theory. We especially encourage applications in the following fields: The Reception of Classical TextsMedieval Literature & CultureRenaissance LiteratureEighteenth & Nineteenth-Century English LiteratureRomantic PoetryFictionPolitical Writing & Aesthetic TheoryVictorian Fin-de-Siècle & Edwardian WritingPostmodernismLiterary Hermeneutics and Ideas of Authorship.


  • You will be assigned a principal supervisor and an Advisor with whom you will work out your research programme. We will be pleased to discuss your interests with you before you apply;
  • You will be expected to meet regularly with your supervisor(s) to discuss your progress;
  • You will produce a piece of work of 5,000 words during your first year (during your second year for part-time students) which will be read by a member of staff other than your supervisor(s) as a check on progress;
  • You will be encouraged to work towards your goals to achieve completion within a given period;
  • Each July you will submit a joint annual progress report with your supervisor(s);
  • You will be examined by an internal and external examiner when you submit your thesis.


We encourage research students to attend conferences and to present papers and the Department will provide some financial support for such activities whenever possible.


The Department’s reputation for the quality and intellectual rigour of its teaching means students are in possession of skills and experience that are much sought after by potential employers around the world.


Our postgraduates are equipped with highly transferable skills and the ability to analyse, assess and communicate knowledge effectively. Many choose to take these newly acquired abilities into professional roles in sectors including arts and theatre management, broadcasting, publishing and journalism, business, accounting, marketing and advertising, teaching, higher education, law, third sector and government positions. Others choose to continue their academic study at a higher level.


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Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MA) English Literary Studies at Durham University

[email protected]


Explore your love of the written word while focusing on a particular area of interest, be it themes, genres or a specific period of time.


Our staff's research expertise includes Medieval Poetry, Drama, Myth & Romance; Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century English Literature; American Literature; Twentieth Century Poetry & Fiction and Critical Theory. We especially encourage applications in the following fields: The Reception of Classical TextsMedieval Literature & CultureRenaissance LiteratureEighteenth & Nineteenth-Century English LiteratureRomantic PoetryFictionPolitical Writing & Aesthetic TheoryVictorian Fin-de-Siècle & Edwardian WritingPostmodernismLiterary Hermeneutics and Ideas of Authorship.


  • You will be assigned a principal supervisor and an Advisor with whom you will work out your research programme. We will be pleased to discuss your interests with you before you apply;
  • You will be expected to meet regularly with your supervisor(s) to discuss your progress;
  • You will produce a piece of work of 5,000 words during your first year (during your second year for part-time students) which will be read by a member of staff other than your supervisor(s) as a check on progress;
  • You will be encouraged to work towards your goals to achieve completion within a given period;
  • Each July you will submit a joint annual progress report with your supervisor(s);
  • You will be examined by an internal and external examiner when you submit your thesis.


We encourage research students to attend conferences and to present papers and the Department will provide some financial support for such activities whenever possible.


The Department’s reputation for the quality and intellectual rigour of its teaching means students are in possession of skills and experience that are much sought after by potential employers around the world.


Our postgraduates are equipped with highly transferable skills and the ability to analyse, assess and communicate knowledge effectively. Many choose to take these newly acquired abilities into professional roles in sectors including arts and theatre management, broadcasting, publishing and journalism, business, accounting, marketing and advertising, teaching, higher education, law, third sector and government positions. Others choose to continue their academic study at a higher level.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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