• Faculty of Arts And Social Sciences
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The Master of Arts (English Literature) programme is aimed at providing quality and in-depth postgraduate education in the field of literary studies. Courses offered in the MA programme by Coursework and Dissertation are comprehensive and range from Medieval Literature through to Cultural Studies. On the whole, the MA programme is designed not only to promote a love for English Literature and Language but also to enhance and increase the scope of research undertaken by staff and students.  Besides the MA by Coursework and Dissertation, candidates can opt to pursue the degree purely by research.

Students applying for the MA programme can choose from the following:
1. Mixed-mode MA (Coursework and Dissertation)
2. MA by Research

For the mixed-mode MA, the structure of the course is set out below.

IMPORTANT: upon admission to the mixed mode MA, candidates will be required to take a placement test set by the Department.

Those who fail the test MUST take the course Critical Strategies in Literature (AOA7003).

Those who pass will be exempted from taking this course.



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Programme of study by Coursework and Research

• a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or

• a professional qualification from a recognised professional body; or

• any other qualification as may be approved by the Senate from time to time.

Last Update: 13/07/2023