Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course focuses on dissident writing and transgressive texts, from the early modern period to the present. Engaging with recent developments in theoretical and critical practice, the course will develop your knowledge and understanding of English literature and will sharpen your skills of literary research, writing and analysis.

Course Modules

Core modules: English literature dissertation; transgression and dissidence. Optional modules: Diffractive creativities, transversal practices; humans and animals; mappings and crossings; markets and materiality; sex and text; special study: American dreaming: suburbia, literature and culture; special study: Bruce Springsteen and contemporary American culture; special study: monsters: theory, fiction, culture; special study: music and theory; special study: Shakespeare and renaissance drama; special study: writing women in the 20th and 21st century; trauma and justice.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £5,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £13,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £3,135 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,315 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • We normally expect applicants to have a good second-class degree in English literature or a related subject. We will consider non-standard entrants on an individual basis. You must also submit a 3,000-word piece of critical writing on a literary topic or work, a personal statement (1,000 words), plus two academic references. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements.