Entry requirements

A good honours degree, normally an upper-second class or above, or equivalent. The Programme Convenor will consider all applications including those from international students and individuals with extensive relevant experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in English Literature at Brunel University London offers a combination of various approaches to the study of literary texts, including the historical, author-oriented readings, periodization and a postmillennial focus. It is underpinned by certain core issues: identity, culture and literary engagement; historical contexts; the ideological and social function of literature; exploring self and others through literary forms and genres; how we might more effectively read texts and the world.

The course offers the opportunity to study a range of topics and periods including the contemporary, and it is designed to appeal to you if: you are preparing to undertake further research in literary studies; wishing to take your general studies in English literature to the next level; or, hoping to enhance your career prospects.

The introductory module, Reading, Research & Writing, reinforces and further develops all the required skills and competencies relevant to literary studies, ensuring that from the third term you will be able to pursue self-directed research on an agreed topic of your choice and submit a 15,000 word dissertation.

Information for international students

Please check our website for details of our English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+ 44 (0)1895 274000