Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related humanities subject, including a basic grounding in literature, film or critical theory.

Contemporary Literature and Film: Crisis, Catastrophe and Culture in a Global Frame; The Gothic: Intellectual Adventures in the Dark Side

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a flexible, challenging Master’s programme, delivered by a team of tutors with internationally recognised academic expertise in specialist areas. There are three routes, you can choose between two specialist pathways (Contemporary Literature and Film or The Gothic) or, alternatively, pursue a general English Studies route selecting from a diverse range of core units, electives and independent study reflecting your own interests in, and passion for, the further study of English.

Online distance learning available for The Gothic route (part-time).

Features & benefits of the course

  • Taught in small groups, you will benefit from the expertise of research active staff, with rapidly developing specialist subject knowledge, who are acquiring professional levels of research skills and conference presentation skills.
  • Research in the department has been rated highly in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise with some rated as world leading.
  • You will benefit from regular seminars by visiting speakers as well as a thriving conference schedule.
  • A personal tutoring system is in place, ensuring that all students have a tutor with whom they can discuss any aspect of their academic developments.

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Information for international students

Special information for international students may be found at http://www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969