Taught course

Literature, Landscape and Environment

Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

We expect all applicants to have a good honours degree (2:1 or above), in an area of literary studies or a related humanities subject. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Staff are internationally recognised for their research in this field
  • Opportunities for fieldwork with heritage organisations, resources or archives
  • Literary works cover a broad historical range and a wide range of landscapes

The MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment is for students interested in further study or a career in the rapidly expanding green industry. Bath is a World Heritage site, and you’ll study in the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country.

You’ll address questions that have become very important to contemporary English literary studies: How does literature debate humanity’s relationship with ‘Nature’? How do the conventions of representing various landscapes change over time? What makes ‘the country’ or ‘the wild’ what it is? How does literature represent environmental destruction?

The MA is founded upon staff expertise in the areas of blue humanities, ecocriticism, environmental writing, and literatures of place from the early modern to the contemporary scene. This interdisciplinary environment is further enhanced by our Research Centre in Environmental Humanities.


This course was designed with a number of career pathways in mind. These include traditional English postgraduate destinations (e.g. Higher Research degree programmes, public and private sector research); the environmental sector and ‘Green’ careers (e.g. advocacy, communications, charities, education, internships, ecotourism, urban planning); Heritage and tourism sector (charities and trusts; local government, planning, management, communications); and Creative industries (radio, TV, cable and satellite broadcasters, book publishing, web media, news and magazine media).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Teaching and learning on the taught modules will primarily be via seminars, but the programme will also include opportunities for research skills workshops, presentations, field-work and independent research associated with the Dissertation or Project.

Course contact details

01225 876180