Normally you must have completed one of the discontinued modules MA English part 1 (A815) (or AA810 and either A811 or A813) before you take this module. Alternatively, you can complete your MA by taking A816 if you have already gained 120 credits from the discontinued MA in Literature (F29).
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.
Outside the UK
It is possible to study this module outside the UK, though you will need to ensure that you will be able to access relevant primary and secondary source materials. You will almost certainly need to arrange physical access to a research library in order to use material that is only available in print form.
You will have begun to think about the topic for your dissertation, and begun some initial reading and planning for it before the end of the taught module, MA English part 1 (A815). Before the formal start of A816 you should be compiling your initial bibliography of primary and secondary sources relevant to your topic, and should be thinking about how you might structure your dissertation, so that you are ready to submit your proposal without delay when the module starts.