The MA in English Literature is a postgraduate degree. In order to take this course, you should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in English literature or a related subject.
This 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. Teaching on the course is research led, and you will have access to the unparalleled research resources at the Bodleian Library in the centre of Oxford.
Teaching, learning and assessment
The course is taught through small-group seminars, workshops and individual tutorials. Classes are held in the evenings, and the sessions run from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Assessment is entirely by written work. There are no examinations.
Our alumni go on to a wide range of careers in different sectors, including teaching, publishing, NGO/charity work and the creative industries. A significant number of successful MA students continue into further research and academic careers, at Brookes and other institutions. The MA course offers an excellent grounding in further study in English no matter what you decide to do afterwards and provides the research experience and training you need to pursue a successful PhD project.
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Last updated April 25, 2016