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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Arts & Humanities taught postgraduate courses

Taught Postgraduate Degrees

Taught postgraduate degrees in the Arts & Humanities Faculty are generally one-year Masters programmes combining taught and research elements (amounting to 180 credits) in the following structure:

— a core module (30 credits) in Research Methods (compulsory in all departments)
— a core module (30 credits) in “Issues” (required by some programmes)
— a number of optional modules (usually taught in seminars and assessed by essays)
— a dissertation (normally worth 60, 90, or 120 credits) involving independent research supported by supervisory sessions

University regulations permit MA students to take at least one module in a different department. The interdisciplinary MAs hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, MA in Seventeenth-Century Studies, MA in Culture and Difference) offer exceptional flexibility as students are able to choose modules from a wide range of MA programmes within the Faculty as a whole.

Two departments (Philosophy and Theology & Religion) also offer Graduate Diplomas for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline, but wish to acquire a knowledge of a new discipline at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject (e.g. at Masters level).

Taught courses normally begin at, or shortly before, the beginning of Michaelmas Term in September or October of each year.

Available taught postgraduate courses within the faculty (listed by department)

Department of Classics & Ancient History

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Q8K307 Classics MA 2016
Q8K707 Ancient Philosophy MA 2016
Q8K807 Greece, Rome and the Near East MA 2016

English Language Centre

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Q3K207 TESOL MA 2016
Q3K807 Applied Linguistics for TESOL MA 2016

Department of English Studies

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Q3K107 English Literary Studies MA 2016
Q3K407 Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies MA 2016
Q3K507 Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies MA 2016
Q3K607 Twentieth-Century Literary Studies MA 2016
Q3K707 Studies in Poetry MA 2016
Creative Writing MA 2016

Department of History

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
V1K107 Medieval History MA 2016
V1K607 Early Modern History MA 2016
V1K707 Modern History MA 2016
V1KB07 Social and Economic History (Research Methods) MA 2016
R9K807 Medieval and Early Modern Studies MA 2016

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
R9K107 Translation Studies MA 2016
T6L107 Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting MA 2016
R9K807 Medieval and Early Modern Studies MA 2016
Visual Arts and Culture MA 2016

Department of Music

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
Music MA 2016

Department of Philosophy

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
V5K022 Philosophy GDip 2016
V5K107 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine MA 2016
V7K107 Philosophy MA 2016

Department of Theology & Religion

UCAS CodeCourse nameTypeYear
V6K022 Theology and Religion GDip 2016
V8K107 Religion and Society MA 2016
V8K207 Biblical Studies MA 2016
V8K407 Theology and Religion MA 2016
V8K507 Christian Theology (Anglican Studies) MA 2016
V8K607 Christian Theology (Catholic Studies) MA 2016
V8K707 Christian Theology MA 2016
V6K707 Spirituality, Theology & Health MA 2016
V6K709 Spirituality, Theology and Health MSc 2016

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