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University of Plymouth: English Literature

Institution University of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Society and Culture
Web https://www.plymouth.ac.uk
Email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught

Summary

Study literature and culture through an exciting variety of thematically conceived modules on the MA English Literature. Drawing on staff expertise, the programme covers a broad range of periods from the early modern period to the present. On this diverse and challenging degree you’ll gain advanced research skills, which you’ll apply throughout your studies and beyond. Learn more about an existing area of interest, or discover something new on our highly adaptable and varied MA.

This course is also available to study part-time.

  • Tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments. This part-time route allows you to study over two years, giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you.

  • Develop your research interests in literature and culture across the ‘long Modern’ period.

  • Define your own programme with modules which rotate yearly, offering a fresh choice each year.

  • Choose from modules closely integrated with staff research interests, while being able to pursue your own ideas.

  • Benefit from small tutorial groups across all modules, providing you with invaluable face-to-face contact with your tutors.

  • Hone your skills with a compulsory initial module which shows you how to carry out postgraduate research.

  • Benefit from adaptable study routes, allowing you to find a means of studying which fits around your other commitments.

  • Access resources at any time with the University library, open 24 hours, 365 days a year, offering a vast range of electronic and print materials, including a rare books collection.

  • Engage closely with unique local resources such as the nationally designated eighteenth-century Cottonian Collection, or the University’s own rare books collection stocked with 19th century and 20th century periodicals.

  • Build on your experience - some of our students have been involved in curating exhibitions and organising conferences.

  • Make the most of a rich cultural environment with Plymouth University’s Peninsula Arts programme and the University’s links with local arts organisations, like the Theatre Royal.

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University of Plymouth


The University of Plymouth is a dynamic, ambitious and award-winning institution with a research-led culture that encourages innovative and creative ideas with the confidence to turn these into reality. Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City.

Why choose Plymouth?

  • Join a Top 5 UK modern university (Times Higher Education Young University Ranking, 2022)
  • More than three quarters of our research was ranked either World-Leading or Internationally Excellent (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  •  7th most affordable student city in the UK (Superprof, 2022)
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