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Open Pathway

This pathway consists of a wide range of options offered by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, with further options from adjacent programmes. Students are able to compile their own combination of courses with advice from their Personal Tutor or the MA Convenor. This MA is especially suitable for intending MPhil or PhD candidates undecided about their research area.

Structure of the Degree

There are three options open to students who choose to take this pathway:

1) Foundation module, plus at least two modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, plus two other modules.

2) Foundation module, plus two modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, plus a Dissertation on an approved topic.

3) Foundation module, plus three modules from the Optional Core Modules listed below, plus a dissertation on an approved topic.

Open Pathway: Optional Core Modules

The British Dramatist in Society: 1965-1995

Eighteenth Century and Romantic Theatre

Feminist Literary Theory

Freud's Metapsychology

Introduction to Pan Romanticisms

The Literature of the Asian Diaspora

Modernism and Psycholanalysis

Postcolonial Theory

Resource Fictions: Studies in World Literature

Romantic Elegy

Other Options (indicative)

For a full set of other English modules see here. You may also choose from approved MA modules across the faculty.