University of East Anglia Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Introduction

UEA Faculty of Arts and Humanities

WRITE your debut novel. DISCOVER a new way of thinking about the 'American Dream'. LAUNCH your journalism career. CREATE a successful business in the Creative Arts. GET deeper into your favourite period of history...

Whatever your passion - studying as a postgraduate in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA allows you to immerse yourself in every detail.

As a postgraduate student at UEA, you're joining one of Britain's most successful universities for the Humanities, who attributes its success to a close bond between researching, teaching and a continued innovative approach to their courses.

Forty years ago UEA were the first university to introduce the study of creative writing to UK higher education. That pioneering programme has since provided critical reflection and creative practice to prize-winning novelists including Ian McEwan, Anne Enright, Kazuo Ishiguro and Tracy Chevalier, remaining just as committed to offering unique qualities in their programmes today. The Faculty also hosts a renowned biannual Literary Festival and organises unique creative events throughout the year.

By choosing to study in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA, you will be supported in an environment that is built upon high quality, creative research.

The Faculty has several Schools of Study, each with brilliant international reputations for success:
• American Studies
• Art History and World Art Studies
• Film, Television and Media Studies
• History
• Philosophy
• Language and Communication Studies
• Political, Social and International Studies
• Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the Faculty of Social Sciences and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry. To explore further detail on funding linked to your area of study visit UEA’s dedicated page for Postgraduate funding opportunities.

UEA: WORLD LEADING INSTITUTION WITH STUDENTS AT ITS HEART

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA's postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015) and consistently performs in the Top 5 for student experience in the National Student Survey since it began 10 years ago.

The campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, England's first UNESCO City of Literature. It's just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus. The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.
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Master

MFA Creative Writing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The Creative Writing programme at UEA was the first of its kind in the UK, and is distinguished by the unrivalled success of its alumni. We introduced the first MA in 1970, the first PhD in 1987, and students now join us from all over the world. [+]

The Creative Writing programme at UEA was the first of its kind in the UK, and is distinguished by the unrivalled success of its alumni. We introduced the first MA in 1970, the first PhD in 1987, and students now join us from all over the world. In 2011 we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of our continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level. Our MFA Creative Writing builds on our extensive connections with publishers and agents, meaning that our students will graduate fully equipped to launch their careers as publishing writers, and will have sufficient training and experience to support their writing careers as teachers of writing. Over the duration of two years, the first year of the MFA will be coterminous with our existing MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction, offering all the benefits of the workshop-based approach to teaching writing, while the second year will be structured on the model of the PhD, offering one-to-one supervision of works-in-progress and culminating in the submission of a full-length work for assessment. Additionally, the MFA is an entry-level qualification for a career in academia in the USA, giving many graduates the opportunity immediately to pursue roles in teaching at undergraduate level. The MFA presents an alternative to a PhD, requiring fewer years out of employment, and offers the possibility of completing a work of publishable length (60,000 words or longer) under supervision, which will enable you to take full advantage... [-]

MRes Philosophy

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The Master of Research is a research training programme designed to prepare students for independent research, either as part of a one-plus-three year route leading to the PhD or to give students a cutting edge on the job market. The programme has an undiluted Oxbridge format, with teaching structured around one-on-one tutorials. [+]

Philosophy at UEA As a student within Philosophy, you will benefit from a dynamic and friendly environment with a highly distinctive research profile – an ideal place in which to be inducted into philosophical research. While actively supporting research in all core areas and periods of philosophy, we have particular research strengths at various frontiers of the subject: philosophy and the arts (literature, film, music), philosophy and linguistics, environmental philosophy, and metaphilosophy (epistemology and methodology of philosophy) are among its distinctive specialisms. Some of these benefit from the proximity to worldwide leading departments in related areas (including literature and creative writing, and environmental studies). We are a leading centre for research on Wittgenstein, while our members also work on ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy and Kant, phenomenology, and the history of analytic philosophy. Weekly guest lectures and workshops add to the vibrancy of Philosophy at UEA and make it easy for newcomers to blend into the graduate community of about thirty, and be in constant touch with academic staff. The MRes Programme The Master of Research is a research training programme designed to prepare students for independent research, either as part of a one-plus-three year route leading to the PhD or to give students a cutting edge on the job market. The programme has an undiluted Oxbridge format, with teaching structured around one-on-one tutorials. Students typically take four supervised study modules consisting of three such tutorials each. Each module involves doing research on individually agreed topics from one area of... [-]

MA

MA American Studies

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This is a broad-ranging programme that combines the study of cultural theory, literature, film, history and international relations. All students take Theories of American Culture (team-taught by eight faculty members) and choose two other modules taught within American Studies, for example. [+]

Why does the United States of America matter so much to us all? Wealth, but world-wide credit crisis? Automobiles and highways? War on terror? First black president? International movie industry? The American dream? Patriotism and flag waving? Whatever the reasons the United States matters to you, studying for one of our MA degrees [American History; American literature; American Studies; or American Studies and Film] will allow you to explore the events and forces that shaped the United States, and gain a deeper understanding of how this powerful nation moulds and influences the cultural, political, and economic lives of its own peoples and the world. Why Study America at UEA? American Studies has come 5th in the UK with 74% of its research rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) in The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. Within the Area Studies Unit of Assessment we were the highest rated for American Studies. Our vibrant research community ensures that faculty and graduate students meet regularly for research seminars and social events. The Arthur Miller Centre organises an annual Literary Festival, bringing major North American writers to the campus every year. All our MA programmes are interdisciplinary and are among the most established and prestigious in Britain. Course Content and Structure: Students build on their undergraduate training to develop exceptionally high levels of theoretical understanding and knowledge of American thought, culture, literature, history, politics and film. Faculty members and students of American Studies work within... [-]

MA Applied Translation Studies

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This course enables you to apply the theory of translation in a wide range of practical ways, offering a wealth of opportunities to expand your practical experience in readiness for a move into professional translation. [+]

Translation is a huge growth industry and the demand for well-qualified translators is steadily increasing across the globe. This course enables you to apply the theory of translation in a wide range of practical ways, offering a wealth of opportunities to expand your practical experience in readiness for a move into professional translation. These include: Developing an individual portfolio of your own translations in consultation with a professional translator Experience of working on practical group projects in a real working environment Being trained in the application and use of the latest technological tools for translators The MA also provides a solid base for those wishing to pursue further postgraduate research in Translation Studies. You will benefit from our established experience in Applied Translation Studies where we are continually building on the MA’s proven strengths. This course is distinctive because we are able to cater for students with a very wide range of language pairs, one of which is always English. We welcome students from across the globe and this makes seminars particularly engaging for staff and students alike as we all learn a great deal about each other’s languages and cultures. All seminars have a generic focus which is then applied in practice via projects and essay work. Course Content and Assessment The course runs for one-year on a full-time basis but can also be taken part-time over two years. You will take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, to build a solid foundation in the discipline and then... [-]

MA Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The one-year course provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the three geographical areas (Africa, Oceania and the Americas). It also highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, both in their original contexts and in the contexts of museums and exhibitions. [+]

The one-year course provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the three geographical areas (Africa, Oceania and the Americas). It also highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, both in their original contexts and in the contexts of museums and exhibitions. Consideration of this material occurs at the interface of anthropology, art history, archaeology and museology. The MA course is therefore essentially cross-disciplinary to frame regional developments and important shared themes (e.g., traditions in art and architecture, making, ritual, social/power relations, colonialism, contemporary arts). Throughout the programme, there is a strong emphasis on comparison and examination of current theory, while highlighting the complexity of each area. The flexible range of topics for essays and the dissertation, and a research tutorial option, allows the course to be tailored to a student's interests. Thus someone wishing to focus, for example, on the anthropology of art, archaeology, or Mesoamerica can weight the course in that direction by selecting essay subjects in that area. Working closely with academic staff, the dissertation (max. 15,000 words) also allows students to study intensively a topic of their choice, possibly as a precursor to doctoral research. Places on the course are restricted to a maximum of eight, allowing an unusually high degree of regular individual supervision and small-group tuition. Course structure The programme consists of three taught regional units (30 credits each), tuition leading up to a timed essay (10 credits) and the dissertation (80 credits). A... [-]

MA Biography and Creative Non-Fiction

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This MA programme is for anyone who wants to develop their own writing in any of these genres while studying at the country’s leading university for the teaching of Creative Writing. [+]

Literary non-fiction is currently undergoing rapid change and reformation. Instead of the old ‘cradle to grave’ narratives of well-known literary or political figures, our best writers are now experimenting with new forms and subjects. Nature-writing, the personal essay, food journalism, art criticism and memoir are all part of the exciting emerging mix. This MA programme is for anyone who wants to develop their own writing in any of these genres while studying at the country’s leading university for the teaching of Creative Writing. Why Study Biography and Creative Non-Fiction at UEA? All the teaching staff are acclaimed writers. Kathryn Hughes is an award-winning biographer and Guardian literary critic. Her most recent book is The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton. Ian Thomson’s Primo Levi won the W H Heinemann Award and his book about Jamaica, The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica was awarded the Ondaatje Prize in 2010. Helen Smith is the winner of a Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction and the Biographers’ Club Prize for her book on Edward Garnett. The programme aims to provide students with the tools they need to develop their interest as readers and writers of non-fiction. Course Content and Structure The MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction may be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two. The seminars are timetabled to be convenient to those who wish to travel from London. Students take three compulsory modules: Writing Lives, The Life of the Book and Writing the First Person. In addition... [-]

MA Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice (part time only)

Campus Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This MA degree is designed to give students both core practical and theoretical skills and understanding in the field of journalism and electronic communications – equipping you for work within the communications industries, or a related career. [+]

This MA degree is designed to give students both core practical and theoretical skills and understanding in the field of journalism and electronic communications – equipping you for work within the communications industries, or a related career. As well as gaining practical broadcast and journalistic skills, you will develop the ability to reflect critically on the nature and limitations of news coverage. The legal framework within which journalists work will be considered, along with ethical concerns for media professionals. You will practice interviewing, reporting, video and radio production and learn how to produce and structure news stories for broadcast and online dissemination. Videos produced by students can be seen on the project’s online TV platform – seame.tv, which was developed as part of an international EU media project (SeaMedia). Every year, students have the opportunity to join a number of visits, including political and media institutions locally, in London, and in Northern Europe, working with partner academic institutions in Belgium. The course has a close working relationship with BBC Voices, a community production unit based in Norwich, which gives many students an opportunity to work on video production with BBC producers. Practical aspects of the course are primarily taught by experienced broadcast and broadcast production journalists. Course Content and Structure The course is made up of a number of core modules which run throughout the year. These are ‘Broadcast Journalism’, ‘Contemporary Journalism, Ethics and Practice’, and either ‘Essential Public Affairs and Law for Journalists’ (recommended for students envisaging a Journalism... [-]

MA Communication and Language Studies

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

As language and cultural exchanges become ever more frequent and diverse, so does our need to comprehend the nature of intercultural communication and how it may best be promoted. The interdisciplinary MA in Communication and Language Studies, focuses firmly on language as a crucial key to comprehending the world today and participating in the world of tomorrow. [+]

Globalisation has broken down barriers of time and space and led to the ever greater centrality of knowledge and information. The increased contact between different linguistic communities (through migration, tourism, education, and information and media flows) has not, however, resolved the problem of linguistic and cultural barriers, quite the opposite. As language and cultural exchanges become ever more frequent and diverse, so does our need to comprehend the nature of intercultural communication and how it may best be promoted. The interdisciplinary MA in Communication and Language Studies, focuses firmly on language as a crucial key to comprehending the world today and participating in the world of tomorrow. We are also particularly interested in exploring today's increasingly complex and varied networks of communication and culture from different perspectives, and this makes what we offer very distinctive. The course provides a broad-based approach to the study of language both as a cultural resource and a cultural practice and makes use of a variety of analytic approaches from Discourse Analysis and ethnolinguistics to semiotics and cross-cultural pragmatics. Options dealing with communication in media and cultural products from the completely different standpoints of, for example, film and television studies or political, social and international studies, provide opportunities to diversify and compare approaches, methodologically and interculturally. The course is intended specifically for international students and integrates English proficiency and skills training into the overall programme of study. It will be of interest to students who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of language as a... [-]

MA Creative Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This innovative one-year MA course, launched by Mark Lawson, is for artists, writers, musicians, composers, performing artists and recent Arts graduates establishing careers in visual arts, music, literature or engaged in cultural provision. The first course of its kind in the UK, it offers opportunities to showcase and exhibit creative work with placements in arts or business organisations across the UK. [+]

A course that presents an exciting and challenging opportunity to prepare for a creative career in the Arts & Creative Industries, providing the ways and means to make it happen. Why study Creative Entrepreneurship at UEA? This innovative one-year MA course, launched by Mark Lawson, is for artists, writers, musicians, composers, performing artists and recent Arts graduates establishing careers in visual arts, music, literature or engaged in cultural provision. The first course of its kind in the UK, it offers opportunities to showcase and exhibit creative work with placements in arts or business organisations across the UK. Students have recently held successful showcases and exhibitions of their work at the Espacio Gallery East London and the Anise Gallery Shad Thames opposite Terrance Conran HQ. Other locations include Spitalfields Arts Market, a pop-up shop in Bethnal Green and collaborations with sponsors Clyde & Co. Further opportunities to work in Norwich include the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts and the Norwich Writers Centre. Click here to find more information on student showcases. The Masters in Creative Entrepreneurship links creativity to entrepreneurship. The course is designed to enable the creative artist to lead with integrity, innovation and enterprise The course defines the artist as `creative entrepreneur’ - an artist able to retain their creative integrity, sustain an independent arts practice and survive in the light of 21st-Century challenges. What skills will I learn? Gain access to inspiring cultural leaders while working alongside fellow creative practitioners to give you a wider awareness of the... [-]

MA Creative Writing Crime Fiction (Part time)

Campus Part time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The Creative Writing low-residency MA in Crime Fiction at UEA provides the opportunity to create a full-length novel under the guidance of award-winning crime writers and experienced creative writing tutors – without having to relocate or give up work. [+]

Crime Fiction, A Global Success The Creative Writing low-residency MA in Crime Fiction at UEA provides the opportunity to create a full-length novel under the guidance of award-winning crime writers and experienced creative writing tutors – without having to relocate or give up work. The course is delivered over two years via a specifically designed distance learning online platform, and three short residential periods per year, in September, January and May. Students can stay at UEA’s on-campus hotel. All residential periods incorporate a mix of creative and critical workshops and seminars, and a masterclass from a leading crime writer. Visits from literary agents and editors of crime fiction lists also take place during the May residential period. Modules delivered by distance learning include tutor and student lead group presentations, discussions, workshopping, and one-on-one Skype tutorials. Course material will be easily available on the programme’s specific web pages, while the course director and technical support will be on hand during working hours. Crime Fiction and Facts Crime/thriller fiction is the most popular literary genre in the world, with UK sales alone rising by 80 per cent in the last decade. UEA is at the forefront of both critical and creative study within the genre. Creative Writing began in the UK at UEA over 40 years ago and the university offers a number of highly regarded creative writing programmes. MA Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) builds on our world leading expertise, presenting a unique opportunity for those who wish to further their knowledge... [-]

MA Creative Writing Poetry

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

You have been writing poetry for long enough to know that it is as vital part of your life. You need expert guidance and feedback in order to develop further. One-off workshops and short courses are not enough, and you need to work in a group that is of a consistently high level, and which offers rigorous feedback and intensive support. You are also committed to offering this in return. [+]

Why study for an MA in writing poetry? You have been writing poetry for long enough to know that it is as vital part of your life. You need expert guidance and feedback in order to develop further. One-off workshops and short courses are not enough, and you need to work in a group that is of a consistently high level, and which offers rigorous feedback and intensive support. You are also committed to offering this in return. You want a chance to put poetry at the forefront of your life, to be absorbed in writing and reading, and to discover more about your imaginative, artistic and intellectual capabilities. You want to do this in an academic context because you want to learn more about poetry across time and place, about form and technique, concept and theory, cause and effect. You want to read the kinds of poetry you’ve never come across and discover things about its potential that you’ve never known. Your aim is to write poetry of a publishable standard and with this in mind you want to learn more about publishing procedures and opportunities, readings, awards, etc. You want to benefit from the ways in which the study of poetry enhances analytical, conceptual and verbal skills as well as refining your powers of precision, argument and logic. What are we looking for? We are not looking for a particular kind of poet nor do we have a house style. The students we choose come from all kinds... [-]

MA Creative Writing Prose Fiction

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA at UEA is the longest-running in the UK and has enjoyed unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni (see News, Alumni and Interview pages). Our continuing success means we are fortunate in being able to attract many writers of great talent and potential. [+]

The Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA at UEA is the longest-running in the UK and has enjoyed unparalleled success in terms of the publications and prizes achieved by its alumni (see News, Alumni and Interview pages). Our continuing success means we are fortunate in being able to attract many writers of great talent and potential. Our course offers an intensive immersion in the study of the writing of Prose Fiction. Students take core creative modules, but can choose from a wide range of critical courses, and benefit from our proven strengths in modernism and Creative-critical studies, amongst others. Our faculty teach our core courses. At UEA we also maintain close links with our alumni, who regularly come to UEA to give lectures, seminars and masterclasses; recently Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Andrew Miller have spoken to our students. Recent and upcoming visiting professors are Margaret Atwood, James Lasdun, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Steven Poliakoff and Tim Parks; Creative Writing Teaching Fellows also contribute to teaching; UEA alumni James Scuadmore, Richard Beard, John Boyne and Helen Cross are all associated with the programme. How is the Prose Fiction MA structured? One year or two? How many terms? The MA lasts for one year, full-time, and is organized over two semesters of 12 weeks, followed by a dissertation period of 6 weeks. The Autumn semester lasts from September to December, and the Spring semester from January to April. The dissertation period ends in June. The final piece of work is submitted in... [-]

MA Creative Writing Scriptwriting

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA will explore both theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. [+]

The MA will explore both theory and practice of dramatic writing, addressing contemporary critical debates, analysing written and performance texts, and experimenting with a range of techniques in original writing. Writers develop skills in constructive criticism and creative editing of each other's writing, towards the creation of a supportive writers' network. Modules will be taught by theorists and practitioners, and will be supplemented by Master classes given by visiting specialists. Teaching will be via seminar discussions and presentations, screenings, workshops, readings and may also include performance visits. Students will be assessed through an analytical essay, original creative writing and working process materials. The full-time Scriptwriting strand of the MA in Creative Writing is taken over one academic year (or two years, part-time). Students take four taught modules (two in the Autumn semester, two in Spring) and write a dissertation during the summer, with tutorial supervision. Three of the four taught modules are taken within the candidate's MA specialisation, two in Autumn, one in Spring; these are compulsory modules. Each module is independently assessed, and is weighted at 20 credits. The other taught module is an option choice taken from the range of modules offered within the Graduate School (excluding other Creative Writing workshops). These are self-contained modules of one semester duration, independently assessed. Each is weighted at 20 credits. The dissertation is weighted at 90 credits ( 50% of the overall course grade). For Scriptwriters, the Dissertation is a full-length (90-120 minutes or variation, subject to negotiation) original script to... [-]

MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This MA course combines the theory and practice of managing cultural heritage (including townscapes and landscapes, historic buildings, archaeological sites). The MA is tailored to respond to the local and international need for qualified, responsible and adaptable cultural heritage professionals with highly developed conceptual and analytical skills. [+]

This MA course combines the theory and practice of managing cultural heritage (including townscapes and landscapes, historic buildings, archaeological sites). The MA is tailored to respond to the local and international need for qualified, responsible and adaptable cultural heritage professionals with highly developed conceptual and analytical skills. The course may also be taken as preparation for more advanced research into the global and local problems and issues surrounding the management of the cultural heritage. The course is available both full-time and part-time. It is structured so as to explore the essentially interdisciplinary nature of cultural heritage and its management. The taught components of the course include aspects of archaeology, architecture, art history, conservation, cultural resource management, heritage management, museum studies and other related fields such as development studies and environmental studies. Under the supervision of the course director, teaching is undertaken by a unique constellation of highly qualified and experienced researchers, lecturers and active heritage professionals. Specially invited professionals from regional, national and international heritage organisations also contribute. Course structure The taught part of the course includes the compulsory modules: ‘Critical Perspectives in Cultural Heritage’, ‘Interpretation and Participation’, ‘World Heritage’,and ‘At Close Quarters: The English Country House and its Collections’. The modules include field trips. Students also gain heritage management experience by undertaking a two- to three-week work placement with an appropriate heritage organisation. The work placement is to be arranged by the student, but our staff will be able to assist in finding an appropriate heritage organisation. Students on... [-]

MA Early Modern History

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This course provides an in-depth examination of power, ideology, culture and social change, between roughly 1500 and 1750. It provides students with all the skills needed by an early modern historian, including paleography (reading 16-17thC handwriting), using primary sources in archives, conceptualizing research topics, and writing up results, with special emphasis on referencing and bibliographical conventions. [+]

Why Study Early Modern History at UEA? The School of History has one of the strongest concentrations of early modern historians in the UK outside London and Oxbridge. 77% of research in the School of History was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. This course provides an in-depth examination of power, ideology, culture and social change, between roughly 1500 and 1750. It provides students with all the skills needed by an early modern historian, including paleography (reading 16-17thC handwriting), using primary sources in archives, conceptualizing research topics, and writing up results, with special emphasis on referencing and bibliographical conventions. Guidance will also be given on how to present research findings orally. In the Core and Supplementary Modules, students will receive a thorough grounding in key ideas and contemporary texts, incorporating and inter-connecting political, social, cultural and religious history, with a particular focus on early modern England. The early modernists are: Prof Malcolm Gaskill, Prof Geoff Plank, Dr Silvia Evangelisti, Dr Polly Ha, Dr Jess Sharkey, Dr Katherine Hill, Dr Joel Halcomb, and Dr Emily Cockayne. Entry Requirements Degree Subject: History or a related subject Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements: Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and... [-]

MA Film, Television and Creative Practice

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice allows you to combine study in creative film and television production with historical and theoretical approaches to film, television and related media. [+]

The MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice allows you to combine study in creative film and television production with historical and theoretical approaches to film, television and related media. We have identified creativity and development as key areas of knowledge that are essential for any budding career in film and television, and we include a specialist module that considers the essential role of creating, developing and pitching successful film and programme ideas. Focusing on the production knowledge needed to work in the creative sector, you will also engage with practical skills such as camera operating, digital editing and screenwriting, as well as gaining an understanding of visual grammar, syntax and structure. The activities offered within our MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice offers skills that you will be able to apply in production-related careers. All students gain hands-on experience with a range of film and television production equipment, including digital cameras, editing and scriptwriting tools. You will also be equipped to develop ideas for creative projects in both film and television, and present them to a range of different audiences. Course Content and Structure Taught by academic specialists and industry professionals from the UK and the US, our MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice offers you the chance to take over 50% of your studies in practical work, with all students delivering a dissertation by practice in supervision from Film,Television and Media Studies staff. Our MA in Film, Television and Creative Practice also allows you to choose... [-]

MA Film Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA in Film Studies is taught as either a one-year full-time course or a two-year part-time course. This course is intended to provide students with a range of expertise and training. [+]

We live in a world that, more than ever, is mediated by moving images produced by a diverse range of media industries. Whether our priority is to preserve moving images, engage in the creative activity of making them, or learn more about their role in shaping or reproducing social and cultural values, we need to explore the history, development and character of these important audio-visual cultures. The MA in Film Studies at UEA is one of the longest-established programmes of its kind in the UK. With a broad range of modules that explore the history, political significance and formal qualities of sound and image, we offer a programme specially designed to deepen students’ knowledge and skill in understanding film, catering to those who have studied media in depth before and those who are newer to the subject area. Graduates from our MA programmes have gone on to a variety of careers in the media, archiving, journalism and teaching. Why Study Film at UEA? We offer an exciting and in-depth exploration of the moving image, giving students access to leading scholars and a thriving graduate community. 82% of research in Film, Television and Media Studies was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. Additionally, our research output was rated 4th in the UK in the Times Higher Education REF2014 rankings. We have launched innovative module options on national cinema, genre, television studies, and film and... [-]

MA History of Art

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in the History of Art exposes students to critical theories and methods developed in different disciplines for the visual, historical and contextual analysis of art. The degree actively encourages students to evaluate critical approaches through class discussion, presentations and written research assignments. [+]

The MA in Art History offers study in an exceptionally wide range of artistic cultures, periods and forms. The flexible structure of the course allows students to choose from seminar modules on the arts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and from antiquity to the present day. Teaching takes place in small groups, with regular opportunities for individual supervision. Students select four modules from a range of options and in addition receive guidance on the methodological and historiographic aspects of advanced study in the History of Art. Students also write a dissertation of 12,000 words, which allows them to focus on a topic of their choice and can draw on the expertise of our staff members for guidance in the research and writing of their dissertations. The MA can be taken in one year, or part-time, over two years. The degree develops critical skills in research, analytical thinking and communication, and prepares students for either a higher research degree or a career in the visual arts sector. As a member of the Sainsbury Institute for Art, Art History and World Art Studies at UEA offers students an extraordinary range of academic resources and researchers. The Inspiring Environment of Art History and World Art Studies We encourage innovative lines of inquiry both within the discipline of art history and also by moving across and beyond disciplinary boundaries. 79% of research in Art History and World Art Studies was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to... [-]

MA International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

It is ever more important to understand how the world works. Few problems today can be easily confined to the domestic arena. A better knowledge of the world and international relations can help explain why problems – from terrorism to financial crises – occur and how best to resolve them. [+]

Why Study International Relations? It is ever more important to understand how the world works. Few problems today can be easily confined to the domestic arena. A better knowledge of the world and international relations can help explain why problems – from terrorism to financial crises – occur and how best to resolve them. Why Study International Relations at UEA? In PSI, we pride ourselves on providing top quality teaching. Independent monitors have given us top marks for our teaching and we have consistently scored highly in student surveys too. We offer research-led teaching which means that your lecturers will be able to give the most up-to-date, cutting edge information on your subject of study. We think you will find it a stimulating environment to study. Many students come from Britain, of course, but many others come from all over the world. It will only help in your studies to meet and learn from people from all sorts of different cultures. 70% of research in Politics and International Relations was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. Courses, Content and Structure The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September. Transferable Skills Over the course of the... [-]

MA International Security

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This course will provide a theoretical and empirical understanding of international security and international relations. The International Security Masters (ISMA) will help you to develop a range of valuable transferable skills, particularly if you are seeking a professional career in international security, whether as a policy analyst, journalist or researcher. The degree will also appeal if you are intending to pursue postgraduate research in international security and international relations. [+]

This course will provide a theoretical and empirical understanding of international security and international relations. The International Security Masters (ISMA) will help you to develop a range of valuable transferable skills, particularly if you are seeking a professional career in international security, whether as a policy analyst, journalist or researcher. The degree will also appeal if you are intending to pursue postgraduate research in international security and international relations. Course Structure This is a new 12-month, full-time (or 24-month, part-time) MA degree. The first compulsory module ‘International Relations Theory’ is central to all our international politics MA degrees and provides an essential grounding in International Relations theory. It provides a current and inter-disciplinary understanding of international politics and does not require previous knowledge of theory. The second compulsory module, ‘International Security’, examines the study of security in the international system, through its roots in Cold War strategic studies to the development of the more broadly focused field of security studies today. The module critically analyses contemporary security issues and provides a sound theoretical base for considering practical issues of security, including new wars, intervention and terrorism. The final compulsory taught module, ‘War Games’, introduces students to some of the major issues and ideas concerning diplomacy and military strategy in International Relations. You will learn about the theoretical and practical challenges concerning strategic relations between states, developing a more nuanced understanding of war and peace in international politics. You will also have the opportunity to choose three optional modules, open to... [-]

MA Landscape History

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in landscape history discusses key elements in the history of the English countryside from prehistory to the present day. The core module revolves around four major themes that impacted upon the landscape in different ways in different periods: [+]

Why Study Landscape History at UEA? The English landscape has been described as ‘the richest historical record we possess’ and this MA programme focuses both on the skills of ‘reading the landscape’ and also the practical and theoretical issues involved in the study of the historic countryside. The importance of landscape history is not something that is confined to the academic seminar room, however, as an understanding of the historic environment has relevance to the heritage industry, conservation agencies, local government and archaeological management. Landscape History at UEA is deliberately eclectic in its approach: it is not constrained by period or geographical boundaries. The teaching material therefore ranges from early prehistory to the Cold War, from henges and hillforts to historic gardens and wartime pillboxes. An emphasis is also placed on long term trends over time and the way in which the landscape has had an enduring legacy in the structuring of attitudes and beliefs of local and regional communities. The MA programme offers an intensive and practical preparation for those people who wish to undertake further post-graduate study in landscape history, but also for those who wish to enter a profession for which knowledge of the historic environment is desirable. Content and Structure of the Course The MA in landscape history discusses key elements in the history of the English countryside from prehistory to the present day. The core module revolves around four major themes that impacted upon the landscape in different ways in different periods: What is Landscape... [-]

MA Language and Intercultural Communication

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

In the MA Language and Intercultural Communication we are particularly interested in providing a broad-based approach to the study of language both as a cultural resource and a cultural practice. [+]

In the MA Language and Intercultural Communication we are particularly interested in providing a broad-based approach to the study of language both as a cultural resource and a cultural practice. From the former perspective both the range of linguistic forms available within a language as well as the patterns of linguistic usage by its speakers gives expression to that culture’s worldview, socio-cultural norms and values. From the latter, the very act of linguistic communication is used to both create and sustain our sense of personal, cultural and national identity. To further the study of these cultural patterns, the programme makes use of a variety of different analytic approaches ranging from Discourse Analysis and ethnolinguistics to semiotics and cross-cultural pragmatics. The course will be of interest to students of English and other languages who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of language as a cultural object, as well as a range of professionals, including language teachers, concerned with issues of interpersonal and intercultural communication. Why Study Language and Intercultural Communication at UEA? Several factors combine to make UEA an exciting choice: As a student within Language and Communication Studies, you will benefit from a vibrant environment with a focus on issues relating to contemporary language and translation. The work we undertake has successfully positioned us at the cutting edge of research, ensuring our graduates are well-informed and highly employable. Research focuses on cross-cultural communication, with all staff sharing an interest in the study of language use (pragmatics), translation, interpreting and media... [-]

MA Literary Translation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

The MA in Literary Translation at The University of East Anglia (UEA) is unique in that it both combines translation practice with translation theory and also specifically looks at the link between the two. [+]

The MA in Literary Translation at The University of East Anglia (UEA) is unique in that it both combines translation practice with translation theory and also specifically looks at the link between the two. Should translators know about theory? Does theory describe what translators do or is it a practical tool that the translator can use? These are some of the questions we consider throughout the programme, recently described by its external examiner Dr Francis Jones as "deservedly a UK leader in literary translation studies". Many of our MA students go on to become practising translators, or to teach translation. Others work in areas related to translation, such as publishing or the media. Why Study Literary Translation at UEA? The MA in Literary Translation (MALT) is based in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, whose members teach and research in English and World Literature (including French, German, Indian, and other literatures), Literary Translation, Literary Theory and Creative Writing. The School has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is highly-ranked in the National Students' Survey. Of particular interest to MALT students is our annual programme of readings, visits and residencies by writers and translators. BCLT, which is based in the School, runs a Summer School which MALT students can attend at a reduced rate, and there is also the opportunity, at a very reasonable cost, to learn a language in the School of Language and Communication Studies. Students on the MA in Literary Translation can also... [-]

MA Media, Culture and Society

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This MA provides students with an opportunity to study contemporary media from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The distinctive approach is best revealed in the compulsory module which brings together key aspects of modern media. [+]

This MA provides students with an opportunity to study contemporary media from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The distinctive approach is best revealed in the compulsory module which brings together key aspects of modern media. It looks at the role of media in global citizenship, at media law and economics, and at different media systems. This module provides a foundation to explore in more detail a number of related issues on the rest of the course. WHY STUDY MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY AT UEA? This is a relatively new MA. It was launched in 2008-2009 and it draws on the University’s international reputation for teaching in media and culture. The MA is fully inter-disciplinary and you will be taught by experts in media law, economics, political communication and identity politics. COURSES, CONTENT AND STRUCTURE The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Over the course of the MA, you will develop a variety of transferable skills. These include debating, giving oral presentations, team work, project work and essay writing. All students also take a module called Methods of Social Enquiry which is specifically designed to help you improve your research skills. This will enable you to write a better dissertation, but it will also be useful if you decide... [-]

MA Media and Cultural Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This MA reflects an important and developing area in the social sciences, the impact of which can be detected in the rise of identity politics and the new social movements, as well as in the emergence of an alternative, broader conception of politics, one that does not refer only to formal political agencies, but to the private realm and to cultural life more generally. [+]

This MA reflects an important and developing area in the social sciences, the impact of which can be detected in the rise of identity politics and the new social movements, as well as in the emergence of an alternative, broader conception of politics, one that does not refer only to formal political agencies, but to the private realm and to cultural life more generally. The impact of cultural politics is apparent in the rise of nationalism, the politics of multiculturalism and the importance attached to the mass media. It can also be witnessed in the debate about, and response to, globalisation. Why Study the Media and Cultural Politics at UEA? This MA is different because it offers a genuinely inter-disciplinary approach to the study of cultural politics, building on the common interests of political scientists, philosophers, economists, literary theorists, historians as well as experts in media and cultural studies. The MA will give you the opportunity to analyse the changing politics of contemporary culture and communication, and to reflect on their effect on the conduct and character of social practice. Courses, Content and Structure The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at the start of September. Transferable Skills Over the course of the MA, you will develop a variety of transferable skills. These include debating, giving... [-]

MA Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures, 1381-1688

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This MA course offers you the opportunity to study medieval and early-modern literature in its historical, intellectual, cultural and material contexts. You will be given an advanced introduction to a range of major English texts from the period and to the continental European authors who informed and shaped them. [+]

This MA course offers you the opportunity to study medieval and early-modern literature in its historical, intellectual, cultural and material contexts. You will be given an advanced introduction to a range of major English texts from the period and to the continental European authors who informed and shaped them. We set Chaucer, Lydgate, Henryson, Spenser and Sidney beside Petrarch, Poliziano, Erasmus, Rabelais and Montaigne. MA "Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures, 1381 - 1688" At the centre of the course is an emphasis on the varieties of medieval and early-modern 'humanism', a complex movement which enabled new understandings of the classical world, of our place within history and of our relationship to language. Our teaching is founded upon the close-reading of primary texts. Large historical and intellectual issues are allowed to grow out of specific passages, without losing sight of literary texts' formal and aesthetic qualities. The MA has a strongly interdisciplinary character, which means you will be introduced to the broad range of cutting-edge methods by which scholars are currently researching the cultures of these periods. You will be encouraged, for instance, to move freely between texts, material artifacts, and visual art and to think about the ways in which unpublished manuscript evidence can help us to understand the priorities of medieval and early-modern readers. The course not only encourages you to read widely across the boundary between 'medieval' and 'Renaissance' cultures, but also to interrogate that boundary itself, to understand its historical and conceptual origins and to reflect... [-]

MA Medieval History

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Medieval History provides in-depth training in the study of the high and late middle ages in England and northern France. The broad chronological range of the course, running from the 11th through to the 15th centuries, represents the extensive expertise of the School’s medieval historians. [+]

Why Study Medieval History at UEA? The MA in Medieval History provides in-depth training in the study of the high and late middle ages in England and northern France. The broad chronological range of the course, running from the 11th through to the 15th centuries, represents the extensive expertise of the School’s medieval historians. We introduce you to high-level debates in specialist research fields, featuring cultural, political, social, economic and ecclesiastical perspectives. Lively seminars, led by experienced scholars, are based on key sources for the period. You will also have the opportunity to specialise when producing assessed work, guided by our team. The culmination of our MA course is the dissertation, a unique and rewarding exercise undertaken in the second half of the degree. This independent study will be completed under the supervision of one or more members of the School. UEA’s location in the medieval city of Norwich gives students access to the unparalleled medieval archives housed in the Norfolk Record Office, the extensive collections in the Castle Museum and the Norfolk Archaeological Unit, and the material remains of numerous medieval buildings. Content and Structure of the Course The MA in Medieval History is a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time programme. The course provides students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent research at an advanced level. In the first instance, students practice these skills on the dissertation, but the course is also designed to prepare students for doctoral study, should this prove desirable and feasible.... [-]

MA Modern British History

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Modern British History at UEA is taught by a group of historians who represent one of the largest concentrations of expertise in this period in a British university, with specialisms including foreign and imperial policy, economic and social history, gender history and a range of other interests. [+]

Why Study Modern British History at UEA? Modern British History at UEA is taught by a group of historians who represent one of the largest concentrations of expertise in this period in a British university, with specialisms including foreign and imperial policy, economic and social history, gender history and a range of other interests. The concentration of expertise provides an ideal research environment for anyone with an interest in Britain’s role in the modern world and the political debates about it, from the mid-nineteenth century to the post-war retreat from Empire. This course enables students to explore the latest developments in areas with vibrant debate and rich historiographies that have been growing steadily in recent years, not least through the work of scholars at UEA. The MA course provides the opportunity to examine a diverse range of topics, from the era of industrialisation and ‘gunboat diplomacy’ to the impact of the Great War on British politics and society, through the Second World War and, ultimately, to imperial decline. Seminars are led by scholars who have extensive research experience, and are based on a series of key sources for the period. Guided by specialist teaching staff, and supported by a trained archivist in the same discipline, students are encouraged to develop the skills essential for postgraduate research. The culmination of the MA course is the dissertation, undertaken in the second half of the degree. This independent study will be completed under the supervision of one or more members of the School.... [-]

MA Modern European History

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Modern European History offers you the opportunity to work with a group of historians of modern Europe who continue UEA’s long-standing reputation as a major centre for the study of the continent. [+]

Why Study Modern European History at UEA? The MA in Modern European History offers you the opportunity to work with a group of historians of modern Europe who continue UEA’s long-standing reputation as a major centre for the study of the continent. There is a particular and distinctive concentration of expertise in the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. This provides an ideal environment for students interested in the dilemmas and challenges faced by the great autocratic dynasties of Russia, Germany and the Habsburg Empire from the mid-19th century onwards. We also cover the dramatic and devastating consequences of social and political change not just for these countries, but for Europe as a whole (including Italy and France). There will be ample scope to pursue comparative approaches to the history of Europe, particularly around themes such as nationalism and national identity, political mobilisation, or violence and genocide. Content and Structure of the Course The MA, which can be taken either as a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time degree, aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further independent research. This preparation is provided by three main elements. The first is the dissertation, the completion of which will provide all MA students with the experience and expertise to go on to doctoral study should they so wish. The second is a core module which focuses on the problem of nationalism and violence in modern... [-]

MA Museum Studies

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of our academic staff with the professional resources and experience of the SCVA. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers. Students undertake a year-long work placement in tandem with their degree. [+]

Art History and World Art Studies runs one of the longest-established programmes in Museum Studies in the UK – and the only one based inside an art gallery, the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA). The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of our academic staff with the professional resources and experience of the SCVA. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers. Students undertake a year-long work placement in tandem with their degree. A maximum intake of 12 students per year means that the course is student-centred and offers intensive preparation for either a career in the museum profession or a higher research degree in museum studies. Students gain an understanding of the history and theory behind museums plus hands-on training in all aspects of museum work – conservation and curation; education and outreach; exhibition design and visitor services; and governance, legal frameworks, marketing and development. Employability is central to the programme, with exposure to a wide range of career options and contact with professionals from across the sector. The MA is available full-time. Throughout the degree, students spend one to two days a week on a tailored, individual placement with a local museum; up to four students receive Museum Studies Internships for placements in the SCVA. The taught components of the course bring together in-depth historical and theoretical approaches to museums with practice-based modules addressing the... [-]

MA Philosophy and Literature

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

As a student within Philosophy, you will receive a broad and deep education in many areas of philosophy – in, for example, Wittgenstein, Kant and Chomsky, phenomenology, metaphilosophy, C20th analytic and Classical philosophy – but we have a distinctive concentration of expertise in the area of philosophy and literature. [+]

Philosophy at UEA As a student within Philosophy, you will receive a broad and deep education in many areas of philosophy – in, for example, Wittgenstein, Kant and Chomsky, phenomenology, metaphilosophy, C20th analytic and Classical philosophy – but we have a distinctive concentration of expertise in the area of philosophy and literature. UEA was one of the first departments to concentrate its research efforts on this subject, largely because of its Wittgensteinian leanings, and it is currently one of the country’s leading centres for research in this area. One member of staff focuses almost exclusively on philosophy and literature, and at least three others have made distinctive contributions to its development. In all cases, their research into the subject is informed by a wide knowledge of other arts, especially music and film. The Subject Philosophy and literature is one of the most exciting growth areas in modern Anglo-American philosophy. Over the last thirty years, under the influence of such major figures as Stanley Cavell and Martha Nussbaum, the subject has transformed itself from a minority interest to a major component in the curriculum. It is now widely acknowledged that because the literary form of philosophy is part of its philosophical value, and the philosophical knowledge provided by literature is part of its literary value, both subjects suffer impoverishment when kept unnaturally apart. The MA The MA in Philosophy and Literature offers a one-year interdisciplinary course in the two subjects, and explores the deep links between them at many levels. Students... [-]

MA Politics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

This MA is designed for students who want a general introduction to Politics rather than specialisation in one particular field. It is ideal for those students who may have graduated in another subject but wish to secure a grounding in Politics. However, anyone with a degree in Politics can usefully broaden and deepen their knowledge of political science by taking this programme. [+]

This MA is designed for students who want a general introduction to Politics rather than specialisation in one particular field. It is ideal for those students who may have graduated in another subject but wish to secure a grounding in Politics. However, anyone with a degree in Politics can usefully broaden and deepen their knowledge of political science by taking this programme. Non-graduates with suitable qualifications and relevant governmental or political experience, who wish to stand back from everyday concerns in order to secure an academic perspective, may also be eligible for admission, subject to their basic educational qualifications. Why Study Politics at UEA? In PSI, we pride ourselves on providing top quality teaching. Independent monitors have given us top marks for our teaching and we have consistently scored highly in student surveys too. We offer research-led teaching which means that your lecturers will be able to give the most up-to-date, cutting edge information on your subject of study. We think you will find it a stimulating environment to study. Many students come from Britain, of course, but others come from all over the world. It will only help in your studies to meet and learn from people from all sorts of different cultures. Courses, Content and Structure The MA lasts twelve months for full-time students and two years for those studying part-time. You will have seminars and lectures during the first two semesters and then over the summer you will work on your dissertation which is handed in at... [-]

MA Theatre Directing: Text and Production

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

The MA in Theatre directing at the University of East Anglia is one of the longest established in the country. Following the Gulbenkian Report on director training of 1989 it was founded by Tony Gash, a Shakespearean scholar who had studied at Oxford and taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. [+]

Text-based directing, and performance based theory The MA in Theatre directing at the University of East Anglia is one of the longest established in the country. Following the Gulbenkian Report on director training of 1989 it was founded by Tony Gash, a Shakespearean scholar who had studied at Oxford and taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. It was made possible by the building of a newly designed Studio Theatre at the University, which was opened by Harold Pinter in 1993. Its earliest advisers included the practitioners Cicely Berry( RSC) Max Stafford-Clark (Royal Court/Out of Joint) and Mike Alfreds (Shared Experience/ Method and Madness) who are all also published writers on directorial method. One of the founding principles of the MA ever since has been to establish a firm connection between the academic or critical study of dramatic texts and the director’s working with actors. We do this by, on the one hand, refusing to separate theatrical theory or literary reading from performance (the texts are scripts) and, on the other, by refusing to separate ‘performance art’ or ‘physical’ theatre from working in detail with texts, verse and language. We do not isolate theory from practice, but, often working in the Studio, search continually for the points of intersection between the verbal, emotional and the physical, both practically, and via the two concepts of speech acts and scenic structure. To this end the MA directing students start by regularly rehearsing student actors on scenes of their own choosing which... [-]

MA Writing in the Modern World

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich + 1 more

Writing the Modern World is devoted to the critical and creative study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature. Its premises are simple yet radical: that writing and reading matter, and that attending to literature and related writings can make a difference both to us and to the world. Writing is understood here not only as what we read but also what we make, and the interrelation of the two activities is central to the life of the MA. [+]

Writing the Modern World is devoted to the critical and creative study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature. Its premises are simple yet radical: that writing and reading matter, and that attending to literature and related writings can make a difference both to us and to the world. Writing is understood here not only as what we read but also what we make, and the interrelation of the two activities is central to the life of the MA. The history of literary writing over the last century-and-a-bit is complex and exciting. It involves the bold experiments of the early twentieth century, the explosion of the anglophone canon to include hitherto unheard voices, and writings from all parts of the globe, the challenging playfulness of postmodernism and the eclectic, hybrid, generically-various texts being written today. Modern and contemporary writing has responded in a variety of ways to the – traumatic or exhilarating – events of the times and to the challenges posed by developments in other media, and has in its turn served to shape our sense of the history out of which it is written. And the idea of the literary has itself been radically transformed in response to rich and challenging theoretical texts, texts which themselves offer various possibilities for writing’s futures. As a student on Writing the Modern World you will both reflect on and participate in this on-going dynamic of thinking, reading and writing about modern and contemporary literature. Why Study Modern and Contemporary Writing at UEA? The... [-]