Develop a pre-university research project in English Literature
English literature as an academic discipline is about far more than just reading books. Academics in this discipline are equipped to critically analyse a range of features in the work they are studying, combine theory from a range of fields, such as history and philosophy, to supplement the depth of their analysis.
With guidance from your expert tutor, you will explore new texts through a variety of lenses and consider what establishes work as ‘good’ literature in the first place.
What is the 1:1 Research Programme designed by Ivy League tutors?
The Ivy League Online Research Programme (‘ILORP’) is designed by faculty from Ivy League universities for students who want to enhance their personal research and study skills in preparation for university, whilst also developing deeper knowledge in their chosen field.
Led by your personal tutor, you will undertake a research project assessed at university-level and receive regular 1:1 supervisions from an expert academic.
This course is ideal for students wanting to gain invaluable experience for writing a dissertation or thesis at university, whilst also familiarising themselves with the demands of studying at a top tier university. Alternatively, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience a subject you have never studied before!
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Students on the Ivy League Online Research Programme will develop key skills essential for success at higher education.
Independent Study & Research Skills
Top universities including Ivy League universities place a huge emphasis on the importance of self-study and development, and this course will help you learn more about how best to research and achieve your goals
The research project will culminate either in a dissertation-style essay or a complex presentation. Both formats will require you to be able to present your work to a high-quality, including how to frame arguments, analyse and reference appropriately.
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1. Submit Your Enrolment
Once you have submitted your enrolment and paid a deposit, you will be send a booking confirmation asking for more information on your academic background and goals.
2. Be Matched With One Of Our Expert Tutors
Using your academic background form, our team will match your profile with one of our expert tutors from an Ivy League university: Harvard University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University or Yale University.
3. Receive Your Course Induction Pack
Once your tutor has been found, timetable confirmed and full fees received, you will receive final instructions containing details about your programme, such as a course overview, how to access your virtual classroom, as well as any additional material from your tutor.
4. Start Your Course
The course is available as an intensive 1 day, two week or 10 week programme, with 1:1 tutorials each week. You will also be required to research and prepare your project in your own time.
At the end of the course, your academic research project will be independently assessed and you will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a detailed evaluation from your tutor.
Sample English Literature Projects
Module 1 - What is Literary Criticism?This topic considers what the purpose of literature is, and hence, the role of literary criticism. It does so by examining how individuals have interpreted the function of literature from the days of Aristotle through to the present day, in order to see what critical approaches to literature suggest about the purpose of literature and literary criticism.
Module 2 - Writing Literary HistoryStudents are encouraged to question the formation of 'classics' and 'popular finction', and to consider how contemporary debates over the canon may be reshaping our ideas of what ‘literariness’ involves. You will be encouraged to offer their own ideas for works that should be included in certain canons.
Module 3 - Poetry and The BibleYou will be asked to evaluate how Milton and Eliot’s poetic invocations of biblical stories and themes enabled provocative debates regarding contentious philosophical questions (eg. regarding heroism, government, and hope).
Module 4 - Colonialism and Post-colonial LiteratureYou will be asked to consider how the politics of empire has shaped our current view of literature and literary studies and to explore ways in which post-colonial texts and ideologies can generate new interpretations of the gaps and silences in ‘canonical’ British texts.
Module 5 - Prosody and MetreYou will learn not only how to scan a poem, but also how to feed that understanding of analysed rhythm back into their interpretation of that poem.
Intensive (4 hours) Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£695
Classic (10 hours) Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£2,695
Extensive (20 hours) Online Research Programme (Bespoke Start Date)£3,995