MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment

Student Testimonials

Lucy Summers (2014-20114) in conversation.

Max Webster (2012-14)

I chose  this particular course so I could  enhance my writing and researching  skills beyond  an anthropocentric angle to a more nuanced view of the world … by considering the role of landscape and place in the narrative and how people interact with their surroundings, I hoped to become a more interrogative literary critic. The course encouraged a lateral engagement between different academic fields … The teaching cultivated a fascination with literature, encouraging students not to settle for easy answers, but to draw out implicit meanings in writing and develop cogent and individual thought.

Student comments from 2012-2013 cohort.

Wonderful setting for MA course – the aesthetics of the surroundings give a special feel to the learning. The tutors clearly care that we have a good learning experience and they are enthusiastic about their subject.

Patricia Main (2010-2011)

After completing my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Bath Spa I wanted to continue my studies to master’s level at the University. The mixture of literature and ecocritical issues covered on the MA is fascinating and has forced me to look not only at how I read texts but also wider lifestyle issues. The campuses at Bath Spa University are beautiful and the tutors are so willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. The extra seminar with Terry Gifford was a delight. Doing this course was a steep learning curve, but it was eminently worthwhile!