Course Overview

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, of which at least two must be 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.

English Language modules:

  • Bilingualism
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • English Grammar
  • Gender and Language
  • Introduction to Discourse Studies
  • Investigating Spoken English
  • Language, Literacies and Digital Communication
  • Learning and Teaching in Digitally Mediated Spaces
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Stylistics

Literary Studies Modules:

  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Contemporary Literature and Technology
  • Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
  • Romance and Realism
  • Victorian Extremes: the Coming of Modernity
  • Fusions
  • Bodies and Spirits in Early Modern Literature
  • Politics and Place in Early Modern Literature