Taught course

English Literary Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of English Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised university.

Please use the 'additional comments' section of the application form to provide a personal statement.

In addition to your three module choices, you will also need to include a piece of written work of approximately 2,000 words in length on a literary subject. This can be any piece of literary-critical work you have completed recently.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our taught MA provision offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise. You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study. Our commitment to research-led teaching means that students are able to explore the cutting edge of the discipline - from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary crime narrative. We provide an intimate, dynamic and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds and nationalities.

Our programmes offer up-to-date training in research methods and skills and a wide selection of literature modules from which you choose three; you will also write a dissertation. You will have the opportunity to follow up particular interests by studying a named pathway, or to designate your own area of study within the broad MA in English Literary Studies, tailoring an individual programme based on period, theme or genre.

An MA in English is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,900
International students
Full time: EU £6,900 Non EU £16,500

Please see the fees and funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of English Studies
Email
english.pgstudies@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 2500