Combined options with English Literature

You can combine English literature with cultural studies or English language.

Literary and Cultural Studies Pathway (LCS)

This MA is run jointly by the Department of English and Creative Writing and the Department of Sociology but English and Creative Writing is the administering department.

Students taking the combined MA in Literary and Cultural Studies MUST take 2 compulsory Research methods elements, one from each department:

  • Critical Debates in Cultural Studies (Department of Sociology) (20 credits)
  • Research Methodology (Department of English and Creative Writing) (10 credits)

You can then choose a further 3 optional modules (20 credits each):

  • 1 module from Sociology
  • 1 module from English and Creative Writing
  • 1 from either department

E.g. A student might take:

  • Critical Debates in Cultural Studies (1 module) + 2 modules in Sociology
  • Research Methods + 1 module in English

OR

  • Critical Debates in Cultural Studies (1 module) + 1 module in Sociology
  • Research Methods + 2 modules in English

You will undertake a dissertation in any aspect of literature and cultural studies that has interested you.


MA in English Language and Literary Studies (ELLS)

Department of English and Creative Writing, with the Department of Linguistics and English Language

Students taking the combined MA in English Language and Literary Studies follow the 6 module + short dissertation structure of the Linguistics department and are entered by that department.

Students MUST take

  • 2 modules in English Language
  • 2 modules in English Literature

You can then choose a final 2 modules from either department. 
Students can use the pathway scheme to choose between 2 and 4 modules from English.

Students may opt to take the English Language research methods course as one of their modules and may audit the English department Research Methods course (sit in on the course but not submit assessment).

NOTE: Students on this combined MA will submit a shorter dissertation of 12,000 words at an earlier date than students in the English department.  This is a 60 credit rather than 90 credit dissertation.