Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The course asks students to reflect on some crucial questions: how have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices? In answering these questions students consider the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods.

Course Modules

Modules include: production of texts in context; resources for research; plus optional modules.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st or good Upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent) in a Humanities discipline (for example drama, English, history, or philosophy). Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5. Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their ability to produce written work at Master's level are encouraged to apply. Applicants may be invited to interview or asked to submit examples of written and/or creative work. Applications from mature and non'traditional students are welcome.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £14,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees