English Literature MRes

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This intensive research-focused Masters' degree is taught by internationally recognised scholars in English Literature. You will work with cutting-edge research active staff to push forward the latest developments in literary criticism.

The English division in the Department of Humanities has a number of exciting and interdisciplinary research groups, with particular strengths in the Early Modern period, the Long Eighteenth Century, Modernism, Gender and Popular Culture.

This postgraduate English literature course offers you the opportunity to develop your own research interests by researching and writing a 20,000 word dissertation. Recent MRes projects have encompassed a range of subjects including a feminist critique of the Tomb Raider video game franchise, the female authorship of eighteenth-century medical tracts, and an examination of loss in the works of Joseph Conrad.

During the MRes English literature degree programme you will take three modules specifically designed to develop the skills necessary to complete this substantial piece of research. The MRes in English Literature provides you with expert knowledge and understanding of research methods, with access to training in appropriate subject and transferable skills.

Whether taken for the love of literature, or for personal or professional development, the MRes programme will furnish you with professional skills such as communication, self-management and presentation, and project planning. During the programme your research topic will become more clearly defined and learning methods thus shift from group work to intensive, individual one-to-one tutorials with an expert supervisor.

Come and join the lively research culture at Northumbria University and push the boundaries of your literary and cultural knowledge and understanding.

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Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Humanities

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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