MA Welsh Writing in English

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 1Yr FT
    MA 2Yr PT
    MA 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.1

Course Overview

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The MA in Welsh Writing in English offers an exciting array of modules from the traditional core of English studies in the context of contemporary approaches to the subject.

Key Features

The MA allows you to range widely across English studies rather than confine yourself to a narrow field and draws on the individual research expertise of members of staff.

From the student’s point of view the MA is openly structured. You define your own pathway through the Department’s MA provision. This means that as well as choosing modules from the MA in English, you can select modules in any combination from the other specialist MAs offered by the Department, such as the MA in Welsh Writing in English and the MA in Gender and Culture.

You develop your dissertation project on a topic of your own choosing in consultation with a supervisor.

The College of Arts and Humanities has a Graduate Centre. The Graduate Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following two modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M41Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Practice in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
EN-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
AND
Compulsory Modules selective 

Choose Maximum Of 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take at least 2 of the modules below. You may take all 3 if you wish

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : you may take a maximum of 2 modules from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Long Fiction 1
EN-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Genre: Writing for the Stage
EN-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry 1Pre-requisite for EN-M40
EN-M38Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art of The Short Story
EN-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Poetry 2You must complete EN-M36 in order to take this module
EN-M57Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing Radio Drama
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M68Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Non-Fiction
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20James Joyce and Literary Theory
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
EN-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
EN-M82Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
ML-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture
MS-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Screenwriting

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take the Part-2 Dissertation

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M31Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following two modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
AND
Compulsory Modules selective 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : your selected options over the course of Part-1 must include at least 2 from below. You may select all 3 as long as your credits in any one Teaching block do not exceed 40 (or 60 in 1 year).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Credits permitting select 1 module from below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Long Fiction 1
EN-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Genre: Writing for the Stage
EN-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry 1Pre-requisite for EN-M40
EN-M38Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art of The Short Story
EN-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Poetry 2You must complete EN-M36 in order to take this module
EN-M57Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing Radio Drama
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M68Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Non-Fiction
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20James Joyce and Literary Theory
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
EN-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
EN-M82Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
ML-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture
MS-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Screenwriting

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following two modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M41Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Practice in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
AND
Compulsory Modules selective 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : your selected options over the course of Part-1 must include at least 2 from below. You may select all 3 as long as your credits in any one Teaching block do not exceed 40 (or 60 in 1 year). You may not repeat a module taken during Year 1.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Credits permitting select 1 module from below. You may not repeat a module taken during year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Long Fiction 1
EN-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Genre: Writing for the Stage
EN-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry 1Pre-requisite for EN-M40
EN-M38Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art of The Short Story
EN-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Poetry 2You must complete EN-M36 in order to take this module
EN-M57Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing Radio Drama
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M68Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Non-Fiction
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20James Joyce and Literary Theory
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
EN-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
EN-M82Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
ML-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture
MS-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Screenwriting

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Part- Two Dissertation 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who successfully complete Part-1 progress to take the Part-2 Dissertation module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M31Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation

MA 2 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following module

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M80Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
AND
Compulsory Modules selective 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Your selected options over the coures of Part-1 must include at least two of the modules below. You may, if you wish select all three of these options, so long as your credits in any one teaching block do not exceed 40 (or 60 in any one year)

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select sufficent modules to total 60 overall. You may not exceed 40 credits in any one teaching block

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Long Fiction 1
EN-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Genre: Writing for the Stage
EN-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry 1Pre-requisite for EN-M40
EN-M38Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art of The Short Story
EN-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Poetry 2You must complete EN-M36 in order to take this module
EN-M57Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing Radio Drama
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M68Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Non-Fiction
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20James Joyce and Literary Theory
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
EN-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
EN-M82Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
ML-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture
MS-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Screenwriting

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EN-M31Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)60Dissertation
Optional Modules
Compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must take the following module

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M41Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Practice in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English
AND
Compulsory Modules selective 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Your selected options over the coures of Part-1 must include at least two of the modules below. You may, if you wish select all three of these options, so long as your credits in any one teaching block do not exceed 40 (or 60 in any one year). Do not repeat a module taken at year 1

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EN-M42Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Welsh Identities: literature and nationhood
EN-M44Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Gender, Genre and the Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales
EN-M45Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Dylan Thomas and the Rise of Welsh Writing in English
AND
Optional module choices 

Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select sufficent modules to total 60 overall. You may not exceed 40 credits in any one teaching block

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
CL-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Being Greek under Rome: Greek literature and culture in the Imperial Period
CL-M49Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Romance Refracted and novels renewed
CL-M50Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Narrative genres and theory
CL-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Explorers, Travel and Geography in the Ancient World
CL-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
EN-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Romantic Sublime
EN-M34Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Long Fiction 1
EN-M35Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Genre: Writing for the Stage
EN-M36Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Poetry 1Pre-requisite for EN-M40
EN-M38Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Art of The Short Story
EN-M40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Poetry 2You must complete EN-M36 in order to take this module
EN-M57Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Writing Radio Drama
EN-M67Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Angela Carter
EN-M68Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Creative Non-Fiction
EN-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20James Joyce and Literary Theory
EN-M74Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Neo-Victorian Mutinies: Gender & Racial Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction (& Film)
EN-M76Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Discovering Old English
EN-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Queer Middle Ages: Bodies, Textuality and Objects
EN-M79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation
EN-M82Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Was Eve Framed? Theorising the Medieval Walled Garden
ML-M00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Fiction and Power: The European Political Novel from Kafka to Kundera
ML-M08Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Culture: An introduction
ML-M10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender and Humour in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
ML-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Gender in Contemporary European Culture
MS-M01Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Screenwriting

Description

The full-time course comprises three modules taken in each academic semester (a total of six modules) and then a dissertation over the summer. There are three core modules and three optional modules.

The dissertation component draws on issues and themes developed throughout the year, or emerges from a topic of the student's proposing.

Part-time study is also available.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in English or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent.  Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

How To Apply

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Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Full-time £6,550 £14,350
MA Part-time £3,350 £7,200
MA Part-time £2,200 £4,800

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the programme do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

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