Interpretation, Theory, and Research Methods in Literary Study (946Q3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides students beginning the English Literature, Culture and Theory MA with the knowledge and practical experience of research methods needed to undertake research as a literary scholar. It enables you to interrogate some of the theoretical and cultural assumptions that underpin research in English, both past and present.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.