The MA Literature and Culture offers a suite of innovative and diverse modules. You will complete three 30-credit modules, two 15-credit research methods modules, plus a dissertation (equivalent to four 15-credit modules).
Each 30-credit module explores – through the study of very different texts and writers – how literature both shapes and responds to the cultural moment of its production. Topics of study may include:
In 2018-19 the programme has a special focus on identity, gender and difference.
The English Literature subject group organises a range of literary activities including visits from influential speakers, a postgraduate research forum and conference, and a number of highly successful international conferences, in which postgraduate students have played key roles as co-organisers and presenters.
For details about the planned suite of modules please contact the Literature MA Programme leader, Dr Sam George on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at the MA Literature and Culture course booklet.
The advanced research skills the programme gives you are of value in a wide range of careers.
Assessment is normally by coursework only. Taught modules require either two pieces of coursework of approximately 2-3,000 words, or one piece of coursework of 4-5,000 words.
The dissertation is an extended piece of research, normally 15,000 words in length.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
We normally require at least an upper second class Honours (or equivalent) degree with a significant element (at least 50%) of Literature. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in Literature will also be considered. IELTS requirement- 6.5.
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.