Postgraduate - taught prospectus

English: Literary London, MA

Study different ways of looking at and writing about London with this exciting MA programme. Explore literary London and how writers have responded to the city while studying in London itself.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • You'll study the rich diversity of literary responses to London and develop your critical thinking skills.
  • Enjoy site-specific learning through walks and museum and gallery visits across London.
  • The course includes Research Skills for Literary Studies module.

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Attendance

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

This programme offers you the opportunity to study the rich and varied literary imaginings of London. As well as covering London's literary history from the time of Shakespeare to the present day, this exciting programme encompasses cinematic, postcolonial and documentary constructions of, and responses to the city. It appeals to those who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, explore alternative approaches and perspectives, and broaden their understanding within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.

Programme design is structured yet flexible. Courses are taught in weekly seminars that focus on the close study of literary, theoretical and cultural texts. There are also opportunities for site-specific learning through walks as well as museum and gallery visits. You can pursue supporting courses in research methods and theory and produce a final dissertation on a subject of your own choice.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To introduce you to the rich diversity of literary responses to London and to develop your analytical and critical thinking through a variety of guided assessments
  • To consider the depiction of London's contested and multicultural identity via a range of theoretical and methodological approaches
  • To develop students' research and presentation skills to prepare them for further academic research and the job market
  • To foster a dynamic and enjoyable learning environment in which students are encouraged to bring their own experience, writing and reading to bear on the subject of London's literature.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants typically require:

An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered)

OR a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a good honours degree in a related area

OR professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/seminars

OR other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills commensurate with the standard of a good honours degree.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

There are not extensive further costs associated with this course. Most students choose to buy primary texts for study but these are also available to borrow for free from our library.

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through an essay portfolio, oral presentations, and a dissertation.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue further academic research, archival or commercial research, or teach journalism or creative writing.

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