Research course

English Literature

Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MLitt English Literature is an individually tailored research master's degree. It contains some taught modules, some independently conducted research assignments and a larger research dissertation at the end. The topics are chosen by you, in consultation with your supervisor.
The course is taught by small teams of research specialists clustered in the following research areas:

Department specialisms

Medieval and early modern literature; eighteenth-century and Romantic literature; Victorian literature; fin de siècle and modernism; post-colonial literatures; American literature and culture; children's literature; theatre studies.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 9 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Sherelle Coulson, Programme Administrator, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
+44 (0) 191 208 7199