Entry requirements

To apply for this programme you should normally possess one of the following: a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (in a humanities subject or related field) or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.

MA English & Culture,MA English & Culture: Art, Architecture, and Literature in the Eighteenth Century, MA English & Culture: Literature and Modernity, 1860-1960

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to define your own path in literary and cultural studies? Take the opportunity to further your understanding of Modernity or eighteenth-century studies, or pursue your own interests and passions, with our MA English and Culture. On this diverse and challenging degree you’ll gain advanced research skills, which you’ll apply throughout your studies and beyond. Learn more about an existing area of interest, or discover something new on our highly adaptable and varied MA.

  • Develop your research interests in the eighteenth century or Modernity studies, or carve your own path with a general MA spanning different periods.
  • Define your own programme with modules which rotate yearly, giving you a fresh choice each year.
  • Benefit from small tutorial groups across all modules, providing you with invaluable face-to-face contact with your tutors.
  • Choose from modules closely integrated with staff research interests, whilst being able to pursue your own ideas.
  • Hone your skills with a compulsory initial module which shows you how to carry out postgraduate research.
  • Benefit from adaptable study routes, allowing you to find a means of studying which fits around your other commitments.
  • Access resources at any time with the University library, open 24 hours, 365 days a year, offering a vast range of electronic and print materials, including a rare books collection.
  • Engage closely with unique local resources such as the nationally designated eighteenth-century Cottonian Collection, or the University’s own rare books collection stocked with 19th century and 20th century periodicals.
  • Build on your experience - some of our students have been involved in curating exhibitions and organising conferences.
  • Make the most of a rich cultural environment with Plymouth University’s Peninsula Arts programme and the University’s links with local arts organisations, like the Theatre Royal.

Information for international students

Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 7

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgrad Admissions
+44 (0)1752 585 858