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Programme structure: English Literature (MA) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Introduction to Literary Research ENGLM3029 40 Mandatory
Dissertation ENGLM0006 60 Mandatory
Teaching block 1 Pathway units (20 credit points) from the following:
Modernism, Experimentation and Form ENGLM0039 20 Optional
Renaissance Literature: Texts and Contexts ENGLM0037 20 Optional
Romantic Poetry and Poetics ENGLM3009 20 Optional
Teaching block 2 Pathway units. Choose two units (40 credit points) from the following list.
Select from:
Hamlet: Text and Interpretation ENGLM3012 20 Optional
Literature 1940-1970: Writing After War, After Modernism ENGLM0035 20 Optional
Half-day Conference ENGLM3017 20 Optional
Intertextual Shakespeare ENGLM3013 20 Optional
Victorian Literature and Place ENGLM0034 20 Optional
Contemporary Literature ENGLM0038 20 Optional
The Gothic ENGLM0040 20 Optional
Teaching block 2 additional Units (20 credit points)
James Joyce ENGLM0050 20 Optional
Literature and Medicine ENGLM3022 20 Optional
Modernism and the Body ENGLM0042 20 Optional
The Spanish Civil War in British and American Writing ENGLM0045 20 Optional
Tradition and Experimentation in Twentieth-Century European Fiction MODLM2034 20 Optional
Writing for Art ENGLM3018 20 Optional
Personal Option Unit AFACM0007 20 Optional
Supervised Individual Study AFACM0008 20 Optional
U.S.Postmodernist Fiction ENGLM0057 20 Optional
The Rise of the Novel in 19th-Century Europe MODLM2035 20 Optional
Global Cultures of the Book MODLM0015 20 Optional
The Cultural Imagination of Gender MODLM0023 20 Optional
Publishing the Grail ENGLM0062 20 Optional
Victorian Materialities ENGLM0063 20 Optional
Prize Culture and Prestige in Contemporary Fiction ENGLM0065 20 Optional
MA English Literature   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

The award of an MA with Merit in the Faculty of Arts requires at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component and at least 65 out of 100 for the dissertation.

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