A good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in English or a related subject We are pleased to consider any literary topic but applicants are advised to email us in advance so we can match your interest with staff expertise Prospective students are required to submit a 400 word outline of their proposed topic at the time of application Applicants from candidates with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Gay and Lesbian Studies; Modernism; Postcolonialism; Romanticism; Travel Writing; US American Literature; Women's Writing.
Months of entry
The course is designed to provide you with the independence of a research degree with some of the guidance of a taught master’s. You will learn about approaches to the study of literature, and will have the opportunity to study authors, literary movements, themes or critical ideas in depth.
Studying alongside our team of academics you will become embedded in our research culture. You will learn about approaches to the study of literature, and will have the opportunity to study authors, literary movements, themes or critical ideas in depth.
The course has been designed to provide you with the independence of a research degree with some of the guidance of a taught masters. Central to the course is the dissertation, which allows you to explore, in detail, your area of literary interest. You will take part in one to-one tutorials and the supervisor will offer advice on developing appropriate study methods and provide feedback on drafts of the dissertation.
Within the course you will take part in student-led symposia. These will give you the opportunity to present and exchange ideas on other students’ work. These sessions lead to a study proposal that gives a detailed description of the dissertation topic. The symposia encourage discussion, cooperation and the sharing of problems and solutions.
Whether you wish to take this course as a route to a PhD or as a stand-alone degree, the course structure and its assessments enable you to research a literary interest deeply, organise your ideas effectively, develop your written and oral expression, and to interact in productive ways with your peers.
Specialist awards are available in:
- MRes English Literary Research - Gay and Lesbian Studies
- MRes English Literary Research - Modernism
- MRes English Literary Research - Post colonialism
- MRes English Literary Research - Romanticism
- MRes English Literary Research - Travel Writing
- MRes English Literary Research - US American Literature
- MRes English Literary Research - Women's writing
Information for international students
International students whose first language is not English are required to have IELTS 6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Fees and funding
We have a number of UK/EU and International student bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate courses. For more information please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Team
- +44 (0) 115 848 4200