Taught course

English Literature

Northumbria University · English and Creative Writing Division

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in English, or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether undertaken for the continued love of literature, or for personal or professional development, studying our MA English Literature will help you gain a more confident critical voice, and advanced analytical and research skills.

You will be taught by internationally recognised scholars who are at the cutting-edge of their areas of research. Our modules change regularly, allowing staff to share their passion and expertise on their specialist topics with students.

You’ll also benefit from our partnership with New Writing North, who will provide access and insight into the thriving cultural and literary scene in the region.

The Humanities department runs a number of exciting research groups, many of which are interdisciplinary in method and scope. Within English we have particular strengths in the Early Modern period, the Long Eighteenth Century, Modernism, Gender, and Popular Culture. The diversity of our expertise means we can support you in pursuing your interests, wherever they may lead.

This course is an ideal choice if you are interested in continuing your studies at PhD level, but are still looking for inspiration on exactly where to focus. It will also provide you with the professional skills to succeed within teaching, museums/archives, public policy, and project management careers, among many others.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    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

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 227 4453