To develop critical understanding. To enable you to concentrate upon specific areas of literary and cultural studies and acquire advanced skills in research methods. To prepare you for doctoral study.
This programme aims to offer students the chance to explore a range of topics and texts from the eighteenth century to the present, inviting students to think broadly across conventional period boundaries. The programme aims to provide teaching and research training at postgraduate level in a wide range of aspects of Life-writing, based in a research environment which values scholarly inquiry and independence of thought and offers graduate students a clear sense of what would be involved in progressing to the doctorate. Students receive training in research and writing skills (including manuscript work, bibliographies, internet resources) in preparation for the completion of a large-scale research project.
Professor Max Saunders, Department of English
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Many students of English Language and Literature go on to pursue research in our and other departments; others have developed their skills in teaching, journalism, cultural arts and management, or the legal and financial sectors.
Year of entry 2013