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English Literature MAUniversity of Sheffield

School Of English

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English Literature MA:

This course has been designed to let you explore, and then specialise in the subjects that interest you. Pathways for this course are available in American Literature, Early Modern (Renaissance), Film and Literary-Linguistics. In American Literature Pathway, you will develop your knowledge across a range of fields including urban studies, gender studies, race studies, travel writing, postcolonial writing, autobiographical and epistolary studies. You'll cover contemporary and recent American fiction and the way 'real history' appears in the texts. You are also able to take modules in American history offered by the History Department. In Early Modern (Renaissance) pathway, you’ll examine early modern texts, language and culture. Staff expertise includes palaeography, language, rhetoric, and issues of sexual, sectarian and national identity between 1400 and 1700.


A range including: the country house and the English literary imagination; postmodernism to neo-conservatism in American culture; literature and ethics; memory and narrative in contemporary literature; 'Tales of the City': the living space in contemporary American fiction; contemporary British poetry; the rise of the gothic; analysis of film.

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Sep 2015

12 months

Full time No application date provided Sheffield,
S10 2TN
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*More info: £5750 per year

Sep 2015

24 months

Part-time No application date provided Sheffield,
S10 2TN
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Additional entry requirements

At least a 2.1 or the international equivalent in English, or a combined degree including a substantial element of English. For the literary-linguistics pathway, you need a 2.1 in English literature, language or linguistics or a related subject such as history, philosophy or modern languages. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.


Postgraduate Qualification (MA)

Awarding body

University of Sheffield

Subject areas

English Literature


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