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The English Literature MA will provide you with a deeper understanding of English literature’s rich past, as you develop key investigative research skills relevant to literary studies. You will study five compulsory modules, four of which will cover a range of texts and the fifth will be in preparation your dissertation.
The English Literature MA at Brunel is taught by world-leading specialists in post-1789 literature theory, each with an international reputation for publication, with their work informing the content of the course.
The curriculum is designed to enable you to revisit and reassess ideas and their relationships within and between the modules, running over two terms, offering an intellectual pathway to your dissertation of 15,000 words on a topic of your choice.
Lectures and presentations will give you an overview of a particular topic and provide material for evaluative discussion during the seminars where you will be encouraged to contribute, present your own interpretations and raise new questions for debate.
Reading, Research and Writing
A Literary Decade
An English master’s will equip you with a set of enviable skills which are vital for careers in:
Your skills will also be attractive to employers within sectors where accuracy in the written descriptive word is a central feature, including:
Above all, an MA in English Literature will benefit your own writing, critique and self-expression.
If, at the end of the course, you decide to continue your studies to doctoral level, you will have the essential research skills, and the opportunity, to join a flourishing research culture at Brunel.