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Humanities and Social Sciences Department of English and Modern Languages The MA in English is a course of advanced study combining the development of subject expertise with the ability to undertake independent research projects in your areas of interest. These abilities are fostered through taught seminar courses which allow you to study specific subjects in-depth, and through training in independent research undertaken for the dissertation. Specialist options are currently available in fiction, poetry, drama and language studies, and they range in period coverage from the Renaissance to contemporary. There are three MA pathways to choose from: * Pathway in 19th-Century Literature and Culture This pathway allows students to focus their study on literary and cultural production of the 19th century, and gives them the opportunity to take modules that examine in depth the historical, political and aesthetic contexts that influenced the making of the Romantic and Victorian periods. This broad pathway enables analysis of a variety of forms of writing and modules will be dedicated to specific thematic, generic and stylistic aspects of the century. Topics covered will include: the development of the romantic sensibility the place of religion in the 19th century the role of women in literature and culture travel and empire the limits and possibilities encompassed by the definitions of ?Romantic? and ?Victorian?. * Pathway in Modern and Contemporary Writing and Culture This pathway allows students to focus their study on literary and cultural production of the last century, and gives them the opportunity to take modules that examine in depth the historical, political and aesthetic contexts that influenced the making of the 20th century. This broad pathway enables analysis of prose, poetic and dramatic forms of writing from the Anglophone world, but will also encompass criticalcreative rewriting and film studies in its discussion of cultural trajectories from 1900 to the present. Modules will be dedicated to specific thematic, generic and stylistic aspects of the period and topics covered will include: the development and expression of a modernist sensibility the liberations and limitations of postmodernism the search for place in 20th-century writing of identity the gendering of voices, and the formulation and parameters of the literary text as a creative act. * Pathway in Modern and Contemporary Poetry The 20th century produced some of the most dynamic, experimental and challenging poetry from Britain, Ireland and America. From the disruptive texts of modernism through to more recent retrenchments and requisitioning, the poetry has consistently confronted issues of tradition, technique, identity, politics, and aesthetic value. This pathway aims to familiarise you with the major movements and ideas in the poetry across the century ? and into the 21st century ? and also to allow you to study in more depth poets of your own choosing. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty which is a leading contributor to the discipline. The English Department at Oxford Brookes University has consistently been ranked among the best in the UK and is recognised as a centre of academic excellence in both teaching and research. Shorter graduate courses in English are also available ? the postgraduate diploma and the postgraduate certificate ? and it is possible to transfer between these courses. Previous students on this course have been awarded financial support by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) postgraduate studentship scheme, and by the British Council.

Humanities and Social Sciences Department of English and Modern Languages The MA in English is a course of advanced study combining the development of subject expertise with the ability to undertake independent research projects in your areas of interest. These abilities are fostered through taught seminar courses which allow you to study specific subjects in-depth, and through training in...

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Entry Requirements

You should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in English Literature or a related subject. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education, or you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possipostgradItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,??[email protected]#iItem????????????????? ?

You should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in English Literature or a related subject. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education, or you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possipostgradItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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