Placements (which are optional) are arranged by the students themselves but they are supervised by the English Department which will give you advice about them. More information about the courses can be found on the Masterlanguage website:
You may follow Masterlanguage courses in consultation with the Board of Examiners of your Master's degree programme. If your BA does not certify this, you may have to take an appropriate language test.
While dissertations that deal with the themes of conflict and co-operation are particularly welcome, students have a free choice of dissertation subjects within the areas of staff expertise.
Dissertations may be supervised by any appropriate member of staff.
The most obvious of these is the ability to use English, a facility that is as prized in countries where it is the native language as it is in places where it is a medium for commerce.
Whether they study Beowulf or Virginia Woolf, our MA students hone their analytical and interpretative skills and work on expressing complex ideas clearly in writing and in oral presentations.
Dr John Flood: Renaissance/Early-Modern literature; Romantic and Victorian literature; Christianity and literature; modern Irish literature; science-fiction; J. Dr Corey Gibson: Scottish literature (eighteenth century to the present); Marxist literary theory; working-class literature; political ideology and literature; the vernacular; modernism; fairy tales; ballads and folklore; prison literature; postmodern literatures; conceptions of authorship; the historical novel; nationalism and literature; Cold War literature.
Dr Ann Hoag: women’s writing; travel literature; contemporary American fiction; Modernism.
', both of which address encounters with the New World and the inevitable conflict of worldviews that this entailed.
The department can supervise a broad range of literature dissertations dealing with texts written on topics from Old English, Middle English, Early Modern, and Modern literature.