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English Language and Literature MA

University of Westminster
Location: 
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309 Regent St, W1B 2, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 5.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

The English Language and Literature MA aims to allow you to explore the interconnections between language and literature. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of the linguistic features of English from a wide range of perspectives (theoretical and applied, synchronic and diachronic), as well as leading you to explore a wide array of texts in connection with the social, historical and political circumstances from which they emerge.
Furthermore, the MA will equip you with the intellectual perspectives and the scholarly skills that will prepare you to conduct independent research.

Objectives

The MA is suitable for students who have taken English language and/or literature modules at undergraduate level, and others who have taken allied disciplines such as TESOL.
It is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue further study and those teaching English who wish to gain a further qualification and investigate recent and current developments in the field.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the Master website.

Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • English Language in use: Time, Texts and Contexts.
  • Institutions and Histories in Modern and Contemporary Fictions
  • Subjectivities in Modern and Contemporary Fictions


Option modules

  • Analysing Spoken and Written Dsicourse
  • Current Developments in Language Teaching
  • Innovative Women's Writing
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Reading Contemporary Culture
  • Readng The Nation
  • Re-reading  Modernism
  • Sexuality and Narrative
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Translation Studies
  • Victorian Explorations

 

Requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject (eg English language, English literature or TESOL).

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of proficiency.
Applicants will be required to submit two academic references, and they may be invited to an interview (either face to face or via Skype) and/or to submit a 1,500-word essay.

Applications from candidates without a first degree in a relevant subject are also welcomed. These applicants can submit professional or academic references.

Career Prospects

The English Language and Literature MA will provide you with sophisticated analytical skills and a widely applicable knowledge base, which will enable you to study at MPhil or PhD levels with a view to pursuing an academic career.
The course is also particularly relevant to teaching English as a first or foreign language, and to a range of professions involving the study and use of language and literary texts.

While studying the MA, you will also benefit from the careers workshops organised by the departmental employability coordinator.

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