Master Of Arts (English Literature)

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The Master of Arts (English Literature) programme is aimed at providing quality and in-depth postgraduate education in the field of literary studies. Courses offered in the MA programme by Coursework and Dissertation are comprehensive and range from Medieval Literature through to Cultural Studies. On the whole, the MA programme is designed not only to promote a love for English Literature and Language but also to enhance and increase the scope of research undertaken by staff and students.  Besides the MA by Coursework and Dissertation, candidates can opt to pursue the degree purely by research.

Students applying for the MA programme can choose from the following:

1. Mixed-mode MA (Coursework and Dissertation)

2. MA by Research

Mixed-Mode MA (Coursework and Dissertation)

For the mixed-mode MA, the structure of the course is set out below.

IMPORTANT: upon admission to the mixed-mode MA, candidates will be required to take a placement test set by the Department.

Those who fail the test MUST take ACGB 6115 Critical Strategies in Literature.

Those who pass will be exempted from taking this course.

(Research Methodology in Literary Studies) (3 credits)
(Theories in Literature) (3 credits)


Part A

(Critical Strategies in Literature) Note: this is COMPULSORY for students who do not pass the exemption test

Part B (Those exempted from AOA7003 should choose THREE courses. Those taking should choose TWO courses)

  • (Literature of the Romantic Age)
  • (Modernist Literature)
  • (Literature of the Victorian Age)
  • (Drama of the Modern Era)
  • (American Literature)
  • (Perspectives on Malaysian and Singaporean Literature)
  • (From Book to Screen)
  • (Stylistics in Discourse Analysis)
  • (Medieval Literature)
  • (African Literature)
  • (Creative Writing)
  • (Global Shakespeares)
  • (Asian American Literature)
Career Opportunity
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Media Writer
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter

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