Taught course

English Literature

Liverpool Hope University · Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline which might be appropriate including Film, Media or Theatre Studies. You should have a keen interest in the subject and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The MA English Literature focuses upon the study of literature within its historical context. The programme offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to develop expertise in archival research, whilst at the same time honing the theoretical and critical skills necessary for the successful analysis and interpretation of literary and historical sources.

By offering the opportunity to study major authors of English Literature such as William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and the programme will appeal to a wide range of applicants, including home students and those froom overseas, and develops essential transferable skills relevant to a wide range of careers, including the teaching profession. The discussion of canonical authors in the MA is cutting edge because if works to recontextualise the canon in literary, historical and theoretical terms.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

UK Student Recruitment
+44 (0) 151 291 3111