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MA Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

The landscape of the English Lake District has been a source of inspiration to generations of poets and writers. This taught MA offers a unique opportunity to study a rich body of literary and non-literary texts within the geographical landscape which inspired them, at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Here you will explore critical ideas about the relationship between the creative imagination and place, and have the opportunity to visit some of the specific locations which have inspired and which continue to inspire writers. The course also offers opportunities to engage with partner organisations such as Brantwood and the Wordsworth Trust, and to work with related and unique manuscript resources.

Course summary

The MA develops high-level analytical, interpretative, written and oral communication skills. Time-management, research skills, team-working, and independent working are also developed during the programme.

Students are encouraged to respond to assessment briefs and other tasks both critically and creatively, and as well as engaging analytically with representations of place and landscape in the written word, will develop an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between nature and culture. They will also be asked to reflect critically and creatively on a range of ethical and environmental debates, as well as to consider the key role played by the Arts in helping to shape responses to such debates.

Via work with partner organsations in the region (e.g. the Wordsworth Trust and Brantwood) they will gain understanding of the 21st Century cultural heritage industry and will explore the work and activities of this industry within a UNESCO world heritage site context.

Your Career with a Literature Master's Degree

The course can enhance prospects in a range of careers that demand high-level analytical and interpretative skills as well as advanced skills in written and oral communication. Specific career pathways might include work in publishing or the creative and cultural heritage industries; the course can also support students wishing to go on to study at MPhil/PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per year

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

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    106th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    103rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    20th

    4

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