Taught course

English Literature

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of English, Communication, and Philosophy

Entry requirements

A first or Upper Second class Honours degree or equivalent. Suitable for graduates in English Literature and Humanities.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides excellent preparation for students who plan to move on to research at PhD level. It is also ideal for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the discipline and enhance their employability before taking up a career, as well as those who are seeking professional development in their current employment.

  • A stimulating programme of research-led modules taught by specialists in the field
  • The opportunity to assemble a programme of study tailored to students’ personal and professional interests
  • Training in research methods and scholarly presentation
  • A regular critical theory reading group.
  • The opportunity to attend a variety of research seminar series
  • Access to specialist library collections

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Information for international students

Those for whom English is not a first language will be required to have English language proficiency at IELTS 7.0 level. This does not apply to those for whom English is their first language.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (18000 words)

Course contact details

ENCAP Postgraduate Office, Timothy Collins
+44 (0)29 2087 4722