Taught course


Loughborough University · Department of English and Drama

Entry requirements

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in English, Drama or a related subject In addition to the online application and application form, initial assessment will be based on a sample of creative written work (2,000-4,000 words) – for example, an essay for one of your undergraduate courses for English, CV, personal statement, and confidential reports from two named referees.

Months of entry


Course content

Our newly designed programme takes account of twenty-first-century developments in the field, giving students a trans-historical and often multi-disciplinary research approach to a set of broad, founding concepts and making sure they are up-to-date with the evolving digital focus of recent research in English studies. Our research specialisms include American studies and the literary periods Early Modern, Victorian, and Modern and Contemporary.

Additional areas of expertise include linguistics, Irish studies, drama, and the history of the book. We guarantee all students that each module will include components relating to our stated research specialisms.

Alongside our flagship ‘Research Mentoring’ module—where students work under the mentorship of a range of literary experts, studying the research they are currently undertaking – this allows students to follow a specific specialism through their MA.

Study areas include resources for advanced research, research mentorship, icons and iconoclasts, boundaries and transgressions, texts and technology, and a dissertation.

Information for international students

All applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with at least 6.0 in all individual sub-tests for direct entry onto all postgraduate programmes in the Department of English and Drama.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496