This programme is offered either full and part time basis.
Combine your love of literature and philosophy, whilst exploring the insights that they bring to each other on this fascinating and challenging MA programme.
Philosophy and literature have always been complementary subjects – and in many traditions they are still thought of as inseparable. By studying the two together you will be able to explore notions of truth, authority, meaning, morality and other themes in relation to literature and its value.
Some philosophical traditions, such as existentialism, have developed hand in hand with literature. Over the last 30 years important work has brought literary topics into the heart of other philosophical traditions. It is now widely acknowledged that both subjects suffer impoverishment when kept unnaturally apart.
Whether you’ve studied one or both of these disciplines before, you can build on what you know and develop an expertise that spans and combines these two fascinating subjects.
Degree Subject Philosophy or a related subject Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements A 3000 word essay from your previous degree should be uploaded to your online application.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 listening, 6.0 speaking, 7.0 writing and 6.0 reading)
PTE (Pearson): 68 (minimum 55 listening, 55 speaking, 68 writing and 55 reading)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Compulsory Study (160 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 160 credits:
MA IN PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE RESEARCH TRAINING AND DISSERTATION
METHODOLOGY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHY OF LITERATURE SEMINAR
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
Students may request to take other modules (e.g. a language module or a Philosophy supervised study module) with the permission of the Course Director.
EAST ANGLIAN LITERATURE
GOOD GOOD GIRLS AND GOOD BAD BOYS? AMERICAN FICTIONS OF INNOCENCE
THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE, 1500-1620
WRITING THE FIRST PERSON
PhD research or other higher education careers
Careers in writing and poetry
Broadcasting and cultural industries
Charity and environmental work
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