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English Literature, MPhil

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

A MPhil in English Literature enables you to undertake a substantial independent research project, which should be of a publishable standard. It takes three years full-time or six years part-time, and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

You submit a thesis of up to 90,000 words for PhD assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Related research groups:

the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO)
the Centre for research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS)
Centre for Research into the English literature and language of Wales (CREW)

We offer supervision in most areas of literature from the middle ages to the present. Our particular research strengths include:

Welsh writing in English
American literature
Gender
Medieval, renaissance, eighteenth and nineteenth-century writing and culture
Modernism and postmodernism
Irish poetry
Contemporary literature
Critical and cultural theory
Science Fiction and Ecology/Environmentalism
Human-Animal Studies

Your project will be agreed in consultation with supervisors and we recommend these discussions are started before applying, to help draw up an initial proposal.

There are no taught PhD classes but upon request you may attend MA modules relevant to your thesis. You typically undertake a number of distinct but related research studies that ultimately form the basis of your dissertation.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of English literature, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment. Financial support is also provided (subject to approval) for attending conferences or conducting research away from Swansea.

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 reported on postgraduate research in the department

The environment in the Department is ‘conducive to producing research of mostly at least internationally excellent and at its best world-leading quality

‘Arrangements for postgraduates were deemed of world-leading quality

‘There is clear evidence of the development of a research culture into which research students are fully integrated

‘There are excellent arrangements for support, training and employability’.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,350per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%

    37th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

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