Taught course

English Literature

Oxford Brookes University · Department of English and Modern Languages

Entry requirements

You should normally hold an upper second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in English Literature or a related subject.

If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education, or you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, the support of your referees, and examples of written work.

The de Rohan Scholarship is available for September 2019 entry

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in English Literature offers an exciting and challenging course of graduate study covering a range of periods and genres from the Renaissance to the Contemporary.

The course enables you to develop subject expertise at an advanced level, and carry out independent research projects in your own areas of interest.

The core compulsory module provides a secure grounding in the key methods and critical contexts of postgraduate study. Elective modules cover the full range of periods and genres offered by the Department, while Independent Study Modules and the Dissertation offer the chance to pursue a personalised project matching your interests.

The de Rohan Scholarship is available for September 2019 entry

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to provide certification of your English language proficiency. For this course you will need an IELTS score of at least 7, with at least 6.0 in each element.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
15 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 1865 483748