Foundation Certificate in English Literature

  • [For students starting from MT 2017:

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, classes and tutorials on the subject of English Literature. The course is available on a part-time basis only, over a period of two years.

  • 2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • i.Four written papers, two on each of the topics below, each of three hours’ duration;

      • a. Early Modern Literature

      • b. Victorian and Modern Literature

    • ii. Two portfolios of written work demonstrating critical approaches to language and literature, the first to be of not more than 3,000 words and the second to be of not more than 5,000 words;

    • iii. Twelve coursework essays, each of not more than 2,000 words in length.

  • The portfolios and assignments under 3 ii and iii will be submitted via the approved online submission system to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 3. Candidates may, at the discretion of the examiners, be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in clause 2 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]

[For students starting before MT 2017:

  • 1. The course shall consist of lectures, classes and tutorials on the subject of English Literature. The course is available on a part-time basis only, to be followed over a period of two years.

  • 2. Candidates may be permitted under certain circumstances to suspend status for a maximum of two years.

  • 3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • i. Attendance at a minimum of 80% of face to face classes, attendance at the day schools, a summer school and at six tutorials;

    • ii. Four written papers, two on each of the topics below, each of three hours’ duration;

      • a. Early Modern Literature

      • b. Victorian and Modern Literature

    • iii. Two portfolios of written work demonstrating critical approaches to language and literature, the first to be of not more than 3,000 words and the second to be of not more than 5,000 words;

    • iv. Thirteen coursework essays, each of not more than 2,000 words in length.

  • The portfolios and assignments under 3 iii and iv will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

  • 4. Candidates may, at the discretion of the examiners, be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

  • 5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

  • 6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assessed work specified in clause 3 may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.]