Course EN3063

English: One-Year Master Degree Thesis in Literature

15 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 36, 2020

The course starts with a study of the literary research process, including the choice of topic, research question, methodology and theoretical approach, literature searches, outline and the actual craft of academic writing. The student then carries out an independent literary study of a well-defined problem area directly connected to English literature in English. The study is presented in the form of an independently written essay of about 25-30 sidor (7500-9000 words). The course also consists of practice in the oral presentation and defence of the student’s own results and arguments, as well as of analyses of other students’ work.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2020 - wk2, 2021
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor‘s degree coomprising at least 180 credits with a major (minimum 90 credits) in English, or equivalent knowledge.
  • and
  • 22,5 hec in English at graduate level with a literary focus
  • including the course
  • English: Scholarly Writing in Literary Theory and Criticism 7,5 credits graduate level or equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
6 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.