Entry requirements

  • Hold a 2.1 Honours BA degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • Have studied a relevant subject such as English, Comparative Literature, Theatre and Drama, Film and Media Studies, Creative Writing or Humanities.

Months of entry


Course content

City’s MA English will appeal to graduates from backgrounds in English, the Humanities, Creative Writing and other aligned disciplines who wish to develop their skills further at postgraduate level. The programme allows you to focus solely on English Literature, or to combine English Literature with Creative Writing and/ or Publishing. You will gain both academic and transferable skills, preparing you for a diverse range of graduate careers. You will benefit from City’s reputation as a provider of academic excellence for business and the professions and from London’s outstanding research, cultural and creative facilities.

City’s MA English aims to produce graduates who are versatile researchers, effective communicators and active, reflective learners with a range of subject-specific, transferable and employability skills. Underpinned by the conviction that English is an academic subject that makes a significant contribution to cultural life, this distinctive degree enables you to combine literary scholarship with creative and/ or professional writing.

The programme brings together:

  • Theoretical and research training in English
  • A predominantly modern and contemporary module diet centred around identity and genre that views literature as an active participant in social and cultural debates
  • A varied assessment regime that fosters your subject-specific, research and transferable skills
  • Access to elective modules in Publishing and Creative Writing that will enable you to develop additional, aligned skill-sets

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 0249