Taught course

English Literature

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)
2:1 or above in Literature, Cultural History, or a related subject.​
Applications are welcomed from highly motivated, non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications.
Applications are also welcomed from candidates who do not have standard qualifications but can show that they have relevant experience and the motivation to complete the programme. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.
Entry requirements (International)
LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.5, with a score of 7 in written work.
If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance.
Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.
In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University offers you the opportunity to pursue advanced study, at the leading edges of the subject, within a vibrant community of scholars. The degree explores the deeper potential of that most eclectic and interdisciplinary of subjects—English—and extends your reading and research into exciting new areas. You will master skills of research, analysis, argument and writing that are both a vital preparation for doctoral research and highly valued by employers.

  • An interdisciplinary MA that studies literature in its diverse forms as a way of exploring complex questions about what it means to be human
  • Offers a thematic approach based around ideas of place, mobility, bodies and objects
  • Explores an eclectic range of texts, periods, theories and genres within these broad themes
  • Allows you to join a supportive research culture and to work alongside emerging and established scholars at the cutting-edge of their subject
  • A valuable foundation for progression to doctoral research and many other careers in the cultural and heritage industries

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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