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Degree structure

The Poetry and Poetics pathway is open to full-time and part-time students.


Full-time students follow one of three routes:

(1) Poetry and Poetics foundation module (36 CATS) + Introduction to Research Methods (compulsory for all MA pathways) + Optional modules x 4 (36 CATS x 4)

(2) Poetry and Poetics foundation module (36 CATS) + Introduction to Research Methods (compulsory for all MA pathways) + Optional modules x 2 (36 CATS x 2) + Dissertation (72 CATS)

(3) Poetry and Poetics foundation module (30 CATS) + Introduction to Research Methods (compulsory for all MA pathways) + Optional modules x 3 (30 CATS x 3) + Dissertation (60 CATS)


Part-time students follow the pathway over two years:

Year one: Poetry and Poetics foundation moduleIntroduction to Research Methods + 2 optional modules

Year two: Dissertation OR 2 optional modules