University of Kent: Language and Literature

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of European Culture and Languages
Web www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate
Study type Taught

Summary

Kent’s MA in Language and Literature is a unique combination of linguistics and literature that offers a detailed technical insight into literature and fiction.

The programme provides an interdisciplinary experience, combining theoretical and applied linguistic interests, with particular emphasis on literary stylistics, alongside literature. The programme draws upon the expertise from staff in the Department of English Language & Linguistics, the Department of Comparative Literature and the School of English at Kent.

In the Autumn and Spring terms students take modules in Research Skills, Meaning, Literary Stylistics, and Literature and Theory. These are supplemented with further modules in either linguistics or literature. Following these taught modules, in the summer students combine principles from both subject areas in their dissertation.

The programme is particularly suited to students with a literary background who wish to engage with the technicalities of literature, or those with a linguistics background who wish to explore the creativity of language. It provides a structural insight into literature with a strong critical foundation.

The programme is ideal for those wishing to work in the media or communications industries. It also offers a smooth transition to doctoral work for those who wish to pursue their studies further.

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 University of Kent

The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. In these challenging times, Kent’s an ideal place for postgraduate study.

Postgraduate programmes
Kent is known for the quality of its teaching, gold-rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and for the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes and research. We understand that postgraduate students need flexibility, so many of our taught and all of …

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