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Taught MA Degrees


***Current Funding Opportunities:***

Details of the Taught Master's Scholarship Scheme for Home/EU students (100 awards x £5,000 per student) can be found here (deadline - 30th March 2017).
There are also four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must have an offer of a place on one of our MA programmes by 21st April 2017 at the latest, and mention that you are applying in the 'Finance and Funding' section of the application form. Applicants are advised to apply well ahead of this date as it takes time for offers to be officially processed.
In addition, the Performance and Pedagogy Project offers funding for MA students with a proven interest in practical theatre and education (deadline - 26th April 2017).

MA in English Literature

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr David Taylor.

The MA in English Literature encourages a varied and flexible approach to MA study, and will offer you the choice of a wide range of modules that span the different periods of literature and the different approaches to literary studies. You'll take one core critical theory module, along with three option modules, and you'll write a dissertation of a special topic of your choice.

All overseas applicants must submit two samples of written work on a literary topic with your application – preferably samples of work submitted for your undergraduate degree.

MA in World Literature

Questions about the admissions process should go to Professor Paulo de Medeiros.

The MA in World Literature seeks to train future scholars in the study of writing and culture throughout the globe. You’ll take a core module in the methodology and theory of world literature. Afterwards you can choose from a wide range of modules that address issues in modern and contemporary world literature, such as Petrofiction: Studies in World Literature, The Caribbean: Reading the World-Ecology, Infinite Modernisms: Pessoa, Kafka, Proust, and Narratives of American Empire.

Reading is in English but we encourage you to take modules in Warwick’s language departments as well as bring your own linguistic and literary competencies to bear. This MA seeks to provide a platform for both more traditional literary studies and emerging themes from your own background.

All overseas applicants must submit two samples of written work on a literary topic with your application – preferably samples of work submitted for your undergraduate degree.

MA in Writing

Questions about the admissions process should go to Professor Sarah Moss.

The MA in Writing is for students who are already experienced, as well as ambitious, practising writers, whether published or not. We aim to help you develop skills you can use professionally. We don’t believe that creativity can be taught, or that it is only fulfilled in the ‘marketplace’, but we do aim to help develop technical writing skills which you’ll find useful as a full-time writer or in related professions such as publishing, the media and teaching.

All applicants must submit a portfolio of your own creative writing with your application. This can be up to 5,000 words of poetry or fiction, or a combination of the two. You can upload your portfolio online with your application form.

MA in Literary Translation Studies

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr Chantal Wright.

This MA has both an intellectual and a vocational focus: it combines a strong grounding in translation theory with an emphasis on the practice of literary translation. The opportunity to benefit from the experience of the many practising literary translators in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies is one of the degree’s unique offerings.

Rather than focusing on translation between specific language pairs, this MA explores translation as a literary and cultural phenomenon and considers how literatures and cultures cross borders through translation. We welcome any language combination that includes English.

All applicants must submit:

1) a short (approximately 250 words of prose or 15 lines of poetry) literary translation into English, along with a copy of the source text

AND

2) a 250-word reflection on the issues you faced while translating this text into English.

Graduate Diploma (not running in 2017-18)

Questions about the admissions process should go to Dr David Taylor.

We offer a Diploma designed for students who wish to read for a higher degree in English Literature, but who need further preparation before embarking upon the MA course. The Diploma acts as a ‘conversion’ course for the MA – provided that the student achieves the appropriate grade. The Diploma is a one-year course (two years part-time).

International students

English language requirements: we require an IELTS score of at least 7.5

More information for international students