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This MA programme introduces students to major works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British, French and American writers and provides a context for those works in philosophical and technological developments of the period. The programme explores a wide range of genres and authors and encourages the development of independent research skills. What and how will I learn? The core course develops a close reading of works by writers of the period, while the optional courses offer the opportunity to analyse some of the technologies, media, philosophical perspectives and art-forms whose development during the twentieth century has made itself felt in modernist and postmodernist writing. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (60 credits), three optional courses (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Authors Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Sexuality and Twentieth-Century Culture The Avant Garde from Eisenstein to Punk Henry James The Invention of Cinema and Early Film Ulysses British Poetry from W.H. Auden to Simon Armitage Post-War American Poetry 21st Century Fiction Queer Writing 1900-1950 Chekhov and the Modern Short Story in English Irish Poetry from Yeats to Muldoon American Modernism (Cather, Toomer, Williams, Dos Passos) Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Genre and Gender, 1930-1980 Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukenglishprospectivepglangma.htm Each course is taught through a weekly seminar. Assessment is through take home written examination, a portfolio of two 5,000 word essays and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Department of English has an outstanding record for research many staff publish in mainstream as well as academic media: some are regular reviewers for newspapers and the London Review of Books. The ongoing Survey of English Usage provides an invaluable, internationally used resource. Excellent facilities are provided by UCL's library. It has several important holdings including the James Joyce Collection and the George Orwell Archive. Our graduate students have access to an incomparable range of archives and libraries, including Senate House Library and the British Library, both of which are nearby. Your future career The programme is an ideal preliminary stage to doctoral research and candidates who obtain the MA and have found a promising subject requiring further study are encouraged to apply to the UCL MPhilPhD programme. Recent first destinations of graduates include: College of Technology: Lecturer Kings Fund: Assistant Programme Manager Oxford University Press: Administrative Assistant - Literature Queens University Belfast: Research Assistant Perrett Laver: Research Associate The Guardian: Trainee Writer The Daily Mail: Administrative Assistant Castle School of English: EFL Teacher British Library: Leading Library Assistant Garden and Gun: Editorial Assistant Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard will normally be required. How to apply Applications should be made by 1 March for the year of entry, or by 1 February for candidates who are also seeking funding through the Arts and Humanities Research Council and those seeking UCL funding. Who can apply? The programme is particularly suitable for graduates with a first degree in English, although applicants holding a degree in another subject will be considered. The programme gives students a thorough grounding in the skills needed for independent research, and is an ideal foundation for further academic study in this field. Funding The English Department has an allocation of AHRC studentships. Only candidates
This MA programme introduces students to major works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British, French and American writers and provides a context for those works in philosophical and technological developments of the period. The programme explores a wide range of genres and authors and encourages the development of independent research skills. What and how will I learn? The core course develops a close reading of works by writers of the period, while the optional courses offer the oppo...