Renaissance and 18th Century Literature (MA)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

All study options

About Renaissance and 18th Century Literature at University of Liverpool

The Renaissance and the 18th Century are two of the richest periods in English literature and this MA will appeal to people who'd like to study, compare and contrast the works of these periods' key authors, playwrights and poets.

We examine particular writers in detail and close-read major texts, as well as broader cultural narratives and changing critical perspectives, each of which helps to reveal the other.

Central to the MA are modules that explore how key Renaissance writers influence major 18th Century authors and inform their ideas of literary form and style. We also examine the   politics, religion, science and ‘taste’ of the times.

Naturally, Shakespeare stands at the heart of this MA. The 18th Century saw the emergence of Shakespeare as the ‘National Poet’, becoming the great age of adapting Shakespeare’s plays for performance, of editing them on the page, and of contesting his ‘Genius’ in criticism and scholarship.

This MA provides a solid foundation for further research, as well as being a complete, and unique, programme of study in itself. Assessment is by a combination of assignments, including a final dissertation.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11862 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2568 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

For entry to our Masters programmes a good 2:1 class Bachelors degree in English studies or a similar subject is required. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more uinformation about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department please visit IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. TOEFL Paper 600 International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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