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The diversity of research interests is one of the main strengths of English at Swansea. English Language and Literature is home to the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales (CREW) and to the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS). Together with other research groups, these organize weekly research seminars, as well as regular symposia and conferences, and promote innovative research and publication in their fields.
• Four modules from anywhere on the English MA menu
• Taught and supervised Research Skills Training
• Dissertation in any area of the English’s MA provision
Modules and dissertation topics can be chosen both from the MA in The Diversity of Contemporary Writing and from the MA in Welsh Writing in English. Literature modules can also be chosen from the MA in Gender and Culture.
• Study and Research Skills in the Humanities
• Research Practice (in English)
• The 17th Century Lyric
• ‘The Unsex’d Females’: Women Writers and the French Revolution
• The Romantic Sublime
• Henry James’ Later Fiction
• D H Lawrence and Psychoanalysis
• Studies in the Literature of Hysteria
• Modelling Language
Applicants to the programme should normally have a good first degree. Further details are available from the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.
AHRC awards are available, and Local Education Authority awards can sometimes be obtained.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
English has access to important English CD-ROMs, including English Poetry Full-Text Database, English Verse drama, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Brontë sisters’ novels, the MLA International Bibliography, British Humanities Index, and the Annotated Bibliography for English Studies. It possesses the Archive of Welsh English (based on the Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects) and a Raymond Williams archive.
The Library has good holdings in all its research areas, and has collections of nineteenth-century periodicals, including the complete nineteenth-century Examiner on microfilm. The extensive Anglo-Welsh material is supplemented by three other important local collections: the Gwyn Thomas and the John Ormond collections at the Miners’ Library and the Dylan Thomas collection in Swansea City Central Library. Through CREW English is in the process of building a collection of manuscript materials by leading Anglo-Welsh writers, and it will also be involved in research exploration of the newly acquired Richard Burton papers, as well as interdisiplinary studies in collaboration with a new Richard Burton Centre.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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