What Will You Study
The MA in English Language and Literary Studies is ideal for you if you would like to combine your studies of English Language with the study of literature and literary theory. This MA is taught jointly by the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of English and Creative Writing, allowing a great deal of flexibility to follow your own interests.
It consists of six credit-bearing modules, including at least two from each department, at least one research methods course and a dissertation. Support for your studies is provided by the non-credit Postgraduate Academic Study Skills module, which runs in terms 1, 2 and 3.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Premodern Bodies
- Postcolonial Women's Writing
- Visionaries or Madmen? Science and Literature in the Romantic Period
- Nineteenth Century Literature: Place - Space - Text
- Corpus Linguistics
- English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
- Introduction to Discourse Studies
- Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
- Romance and Realism
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
- Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
- Cognitive Linguistics
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time
Entry requirements: A good second class honours degree or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area
IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/lit
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