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Assessment requirements vary according to the degree taken:


For the MA in Writing:  Either an essay of 10,000 words on a topic arising from the module, agreed with the tutor; or a piece of original biographical writing, 8,500 words in length, on a topic agreed with the tutor, with a 1,500-word commentary on the aims and processes involved (45 CATS).  


For the MA in English: Either an 8,000 word essay (36 CATS) or a 6,000 word essay (30 CATS).


For the MA in Philosophy and Literature: a 6,000 word essay (30 CATS)


Deadline: Monday 15 February (spring term, week 6).  Part-time students may, if they prefer, submit on Monday 24 May (summer term, week 5).