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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.

This English MA offers the opportunity to engage with the rich and complicated literary imaginings of London through the years - from Shakespeare to the Victorians and onwards, to cinematic, postcolonial and documentary constructions of the city.

The structure is designed to be flexible, with courses taught in weekly seminars focusing on literary, theoretical and cultural texts. Broaden your knowledge of literature and your understanding of London's role in the world while exploring alternative approaches and perspectives, all within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.

Duration

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

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • 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.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our MA in English: Literary London, which is taught from within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers. These include academics with specialisms in every period of literature from the Renaissance to the present.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification (both level and grade) from a recognised non-UK university) in a relevant discipline. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider a 2.2.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Further information about entry

Applicants with professional qualifications and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place place through seminars in which tutors and students discuss and develop ideas prompted by set texts and guided reading. This may be supplemented by one-to-one consultations and visits to relevant museums, archives, or historical sites. Teaching takes place on the Greenwich campus.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to independent study to prepare for seminars, coursework and writing. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

We also encourage our students to take advantage of the wealth of material available at the British Library and other specialist libraries in London.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours, independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, presentations, and a dissertation, which signifies the culmination of your studies in a longer piece of independent research developed with a supervisor.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

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.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

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.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

A postgraduate degree in this field will allow you to enter a wide variety of fields of work and opens the door to embarking on a research degree. A number of our graduates have gone on to complete PhDs. 

Others have found work in teaching, journalism, marketing and PR, arts administration, local and central government, charity work, and many other areas. 

(This course is not a teacher training course. Anyone wishing to become a teacher will need to undertake/complete the necessary specific training to qualify as a teacher.)

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The University's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) provides support when you are preparing to apply for jobs. Support includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the sector and who may be able to provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a student in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, you will be part of a vibrant community with a wide range of interests. 

You will be invited to attend talks by visiting lecturers in our research seminar series, join a number of student-run societies (including one dedicated to English literature), and take part in numerous other events such as the Greenwich Book Festival.

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