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  • Qualification

    MSt - Master of Studies

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

This is a two-year, part-time MSt degree in interdisciplinary studies in literature and arts. The course takes place over four five-day residences and two online modules. You will select two options from each of three periods of British history.

Based in Oxford, and taking full advantage of the remarkable human and cultural resources which this university has at its disposal, the literature and arts course is designed around three sequential periods of British history, from Early Modern (c. 1500) to the early twentieth century (c.1914).

By studying each period through a range of disciplines, you will have the opportunity to acquire a broad and multi-faceted picture of the past. In this framework giant achievements such as Milton’s poetry or Wren’s architecture can be understood not only as products of their times but also in so far as they stand as uniquely inspired statements, or as harbingers of future developments.

The MSt in Literature and Arts (MLA) is a part-time two-year course. In year one there are three compulsory five-day residences and one online module consisting of 9 units (Core course 2). In year two there is one compulsory residence and one online module (core course 3). Although the online modules are not assessed it is a requirement that you engage with the online modules to the satisfaction of the course director. The online modules are fully supported by a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment.

Assessment

Assessment is through four 4,000- to 5,000- word assignments, each assignment following a residential session, and an 11,000-word dissertation. The four assignments contribute 40% of the final mark and the dissertation contributes 60%.

A computer and reliable internet connection will be required as there are two compulsory online elements to the course.
The minimum recommended IT specification can be found on the department's online support website. Please note that mobile devices are not compatible with uploading assignments etc.

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the programme have progressed to doctorates at the University of Oxford and also at Cambridge, London, Manchester, Roehampton, Southampton and Warwick. In addition each year, a small number of MLA graduates have been offered places on the DPhil in Literature and Art, which was established by the department to provide a route to part-time doctoral study for graduates of interdisciplinary humanities masters' courses.

Tuition fees

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£ 11,466per year

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

University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 86

    2nd out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    224 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    193 94%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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