Department of English & Modern Languages

MA in English Literature

Our MA in English Literature programme offers students two options: Literature in English and Comparative Literature. Students may opt for one of these areas based on their interest and career aims. While our MA allows for specialization for students who want to pursue higher studies in particular areas, it also allows a wide choice of courses geared to student interest.

The MA programme in English Literature is open to all four-year graduates who have majored in English. Students who have not majored in English may be considered, but will have to complete 12 credits by taking the following BA in English Literature courses: ENG 201, ENG 203, ENG 305, and ENG 403.

Credit requirements:

Students have to complete 36 credits, which are divided into course work, and thesis or work experience. Students must take the four core courses and choose six electives, of which at least two must be taken from the student’s own area of focus. For the remaining 6 credits, students have the option to write a thesis or have work experience.

Course and credit distribution

Core courses 12 credits 4 courses
Electives 18 credits 6 courses
Thesis / Work Experience 6 credits
Total 36 credits

An overview of the programme

1ST SEMESTER (AUTUMN, AUGUST – DECEMBER)
2 Core Courses (6 credits)
ENG 501: Research Methodology
ENG 502: Contemporary Literary Theory
3 Elective Courses (9 credits)

2ND SEMESTER ( SPRING, JANUARY – APRIL)
2 Core Courses (6 credits)
ENG 503: Contemporary Literature in English
ENG 504: Contemporary World Literature in Translation 3 Elective Courses (9 credits)
3RD SEMESTER ( SUMMER, MAY - AUGUST)
ENG 599: Thesis/Work Experience (6 credits)

3RD SEMESTER ( SUMMER, MAY - AUGUST)

ENG 599: Thesis/Work Experience (6 credits)



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