Here you will explore critical ideas about the relationship between the creative imagination and place, and have the opportunity to visit some of the specific locations which have inspired and which continue to inspire writers. The course also offers opportunities to engage with partner organisations such as Brantwood and the Wordsworth Trust, and to work with related and unique manuscript resources.
More than just an MA in English literature, the course can enhance prospects in a range of careers that demand high-level analytical and interpretative skills as well as advanced skills in written and oral communication. Specific career pathways might include work in publishing or the creative and cultural heritage industries; the course can also support students wishing to go on to study at MPhil/PhD level.
On this course you will...
- Study surrounded by the stunning and inspiring scenery of the Lake District, which has inspired many of the UK's greatest writers
- Take part in field trips to explore how the Lakes have influenced literature
- Be involved in Cumbria's thriving literary scene and get the opportunity to work with local cultural heritage organisations
- Benefit from small class sizes so we can help you to personally develop and flourish throughout your English Literature degree.
- Be taught by literary experts and published writers
- Have opportunities to develop real-world projects relating to the contemporary cultural heritage industry
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