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MAEnglish: Literary London

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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. You may choose to study relevant courses from the MAs in Creative Writing, Theatre Studies and Media as part of the Literary London Programme.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Dissertation (MA English: Literary London) (60 credits)
Imagining the Metropolis (30 credits)
The Commerce of Vice: Early Modern London (30 credits)
Unreal City: London and Modernity (30 credits)
Text and Theory (15 credits)
Research Skills for Literary Studies (15 credits)

Career opportunities

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

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States