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.
You will study modules from both departments, including at least one research methods module and a dissertation.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Affliction: Writing Illness and Disease in the Gothic Mode
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
- Corpus Linguistics
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Emotional Geographies in Early Modern Literature
- English Grammar: A Cognitive Approach
- Experimental Approaches to Language and Cognition
- Experimental Phonetics
- Forensic Linguistics
- Gawain on Location: Medieval Literature in the British North West and the Alps
- Introduction to Discourse Studies
- Literature and the Environment in Early Modern England
- On Location in the Lakes
- Postcolonial Women's Writing
- Posthumanism: Literature after the human
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature I
- Research Methodology and Reflective Practice in English Literature II
- Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language
- Rethinking Religion in the Victorian Novel
- Romance and Realism
- Romanticism: People, plants and animals
- The Neoliberal Novel: Fiction, Politics and Economics 1979-
- Victorian Literature and Other Media
- Writing the Nineteenth Century City
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
- Applied Linguistics (by thesis and coursework) : PhD
- Applied Linguistics and TESOL : MA
- Discourse Studies : MA
- English Language (by distance) : MA
- Intercultural Communication : MA
- Language and Linguistics : MA
- Language Testing (Distance) : MA
- Linguistics : PhD
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (by Distance) : MA
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