English Literature MA 2021/22 entry

Course code:

AHT060

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)

Starting:

January 2022

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


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Course code:

AHT060

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)

Starting:

January 2022

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Get in touch


Overview

MA English Literature is an exciting opportunity to study local and global literatures, from the Renaissance through to present day. Engaging with cutting-edge critical theories and through embodied learning, students will consider the importance of literature for the regional and global concerns of the twenty-first century.

The analytical, critical and research skills developed on this course prepare students for entry into a wide range of careers.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

MA English Literature explores the interrelations between literature and the environments in which it is produced and received. It employs a broad understanding of the word ‘environment’ to include wilderness, wasteland, urban, suburban and domestic spaces. It seeks to understand the role of literature in collective human and non-human resistance and adaptation to environmental change.

As a space that was violently and rapidly unmade and remade during and in the wake of the Second World War, Coventry itself provides a fascinating case study of the evolving relationship between people, non-human animals and the built environment, of the environmentally destructive capacities of war, and of its imbrication with nationalisms and the legacies of colonialism.

This course emphasises real-world engagement and experiential learning. A typical year with us might include following the river Sherbourne into and out of Coventry and examining the use of space and objects in public buildings; a visit to a landfill site to facilitate discussion on waste disposal innovation; a trip to Lake Geneva to reflect on how the strange weather of 1816 shaped the works Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Byron; and opportunities to conduct in-depth case studies of how literature has galvanised communities of resistance in response to environmental catastrophes such as the Bhopal disaster in India.

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Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Introduction to Environment in English Literature

  • Shakespearean Spaces

  • Romantic Environments and Emotions

  • Environment and the American West

  • Gothic Nature

  • Postcoloniality and Environment

  • Research Methods

  • Dissertation

  • Transnational Professional Development

In more detail...

Themes include regional studies and spatiality (including the literature of the English Midlands), fantasy and speculative fictions, African-American literature, Anglophone world literatures, literatures of the American West, Gothic literature, literature of the Early Modern and Romantic periods, Victorian literature, and twentieth-century and contemporary literature. MA English Literature combines ecocriticism’s traditional focus on non-human or wild landscapes with a keen interest in the built environment and its materials and waste products, urban and suburban spaces, domestic spaces and domesticated animals, and the borderlands and edgelands that join the city with suburbia and suburbia with rural landscapes. Explore and contribute to established and emerging critical discourses including ecocriticism, ecofeminism, ecomarxism, ecopsychoanalysis, critical race theory, climate justice, new materialisms and more.

Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops will be supplemented by study trips and exploration of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Assessment types include critical and reflective essays, creative portfolios, digital media outputs, presentations, and reports.

In a typical week you will have up to 12 contact hours a week which will include small and large teaching, workshops and seminars in addition to self-directed study. You will also have opportunities to discuss your work with your tutors on a one-to-one basis.

If circumstances allow, the course will provide opportunities for students to engage in Collaboration Online International Learning (COIL) projects and international study trips.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised University.

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised University.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

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Fee


January 2022

£10,400 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


January 2022

£16,600 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

MA English Literature prepares students for further postgraduate study, as well as entry into careers in arts and cultural industries, and research organisations. This MA also readies students for the wider world of work in a culturally diverse global marketplace; highly transferable and timely skills enable graduates to capitalize on a job market increasingly defined by flexibility and ecological concerns.

The innovative assessment types on this course hone essential written, oral, and digital communication skills. Employers value the ability of Literature graduates to quickly synthesize and effectively communicate material from diverse knowledge domains, bringing to bear their analytic and critical skills upon the information-rich workplaces of the twenty-first century.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.