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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Coleraine Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

A dynamic combination of the study modern and contemporary English literature and the practice of creative writing, the MA in English Literature at Ulster University offers an exciting opportunity to further your love of literature and evoke your creativity. Whether you are a recent graduate, a budding creative writer, a teacher keen to upskill, or returning to education for your own personal development, the variety and breadth of this programme will appeal to you.

Pioneering research shapes our teaching. You will benefit from the extensive knowledge and expertise of our academic team as you study novels, poetry and plays by writers ranging from Keats to Beckett, Heaney to Rankine. Exploration of critical theory and current literary debates will introduce you to how issues such as gender, ecology and psychoanalysis inform the way we read literary texts. A focus on Irish writing in English gives the course a distinctive regional identity, and the creative writing pathway offers you the opportunity to develop individual writing projects under the guidance of published writers. Throughout the course you will be able to hone your research and critical abilities, as well as polish key transferable practical skills.

The MA in English Literature is the perfect route towards further study and research at PhD level, as well as providing a bridge to new and enhanced career opportunities. Graduates have been successful in securing a variety of positions within teaching, publishing, freelance journalism and creative writing, librarianship, the media, public relations and advertising.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    44th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 100 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    111 55%

    51st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    84th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    19th

    39

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