English - Poetry(MA)

English - Poetry(MA)

Master degree
12 months
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: £16,400
Domestic tuition: £5,900

Program overview

Students take 3 taught modules in each semester (the core ‘Reading and Writing Poetry’ module in semester 1 is a double module) followed by the dissertation/portfolio. In semester 1 students explore a range of writings – both poetry and criticism – through concepts and themes such as: Conflict; Politics; Death; Sickness; Things; Animals; Nonsense; Confession; Work. Poets studied in the seminars include Yeats, Plath, Auden, Eliot, Bishop, and Heaney. Students are introduced to the form and language of poetry, as well as to the historical dimensions of, and contexts for, various poetic forms – both traditional and experimental. The writing workshops involve detailed discussion of students’ own poetry, which they can bring to class for feedback from the tutor and other students. In semester 2 students study contemporary poetry collections, focusing on the ways in which the structure of a given poetry collection contributes to the overall meaning of the work, as well as choosing from specialist options which include Irish poetry, American poetry, and writing workshops. The optional module list is indicative only.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


International Students English level test results Official transcript of previous documents of education For information on international qualification equivalents, check the specific information for your country on the website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/#d.en.732350 Duration of the program may differ: 1 years (Full Time) 3 years (Part Time)

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme have a good employment record, entering professions such as publishing, journalism, arts administration, events organisation, the media, public relations, teaching, advertising, business and industry. The programme has an excellent track record of student success in publication, and of graduates continuing their studies into (funded) PhDs in modern poetry or creative writing (poetry).

Campus location

Belfast , United Kingdom

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