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English Literature MA: What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Name: Daniel Bristow
Course: English Literature MA

"The English Literature MA has given me grounding in essential questions regarding gender, race, oppressions, sexuality, and ethics, as well as refinement in academic conventions – the finer details of referencing and style – and a valuable introduction to sustained self-directed study, in the form of the final dissertation.

"Progressing into doctoral study at the University of Manchester, I can safely say that my year at Kingston has provided the sturdiest of stepping stones and that it is a place to which I certainly want to return; I will feel proud to be counted among its alumni, due to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the engaging and lively calendar of social and academic events, and the magnificence of the teaching staff."

 

Name: Janet Smith
Course: English MA

"Inspiring, terrifying, stimulating, intellectually stretching – just a few of the responses evoked by my two years part-time reading for an English MA at Kingston.

"As a mature student, newly retired, I was initially daunted by my rash decision to take up postgraduate study, especially never having formally studied English before. However, after my initial panic, the course opened a world of new ideas and extended my thinking around earlier passions - slavery, loss, gender; and new ones – post-coloniality, the writings of minority groups; modern philosophers - lots of struggle, but also wonderful surprises.

"Being part time allowed time to investigate and explore my chosen themes, and my fellow students were unfailingly friendly and welcoming. Tuition was always thought-provoking and staff invariably supportive, while there was a wide choice of modules and freedom to explore my particular interests."

 

Name: Disa Mackenzie
Course: English MA

"A valuable breadth of literature is studied on the MA in English at Kingston. This offers students an opportunity to discover their strengths, should they wish to pursue an academic career, whilst providing, in addition, an important broad-based qualification.

"There is a lively postgraduate community within the Arts and Social Science Faculty, with a dedicated study and leisure complex within the Learning Resources Centre. The tutors are friendly and accessible, and are dedicated to the academic and pastoral welfare of their students."

 

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