Taught course

English - Literary Studies

Queen's University Belfast · School of Arts, English and Languages

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in English, World/Comparative Literature, or joint or combined Honours with one of these subjects as a major subject.

In addition, applicants are required to submit a piece of written work which may be assessed to determine if an offer of admission can be made.

Months of entry


Course content

To provide students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of English Literary Studies, enabling students to pursue specialised fields of study (via guided pathways in specialist areas) or to choose a flexible arrangement of topics which bypass traditional period or national boundaries.

The MA in English Literary Studies offers a number of special features. Some of the American Literature and Culture topics will engage with contemporary examples of American art and culture through field work. Some modules use connections to the History subject area and to the archives in Armagh, Belfast and Trinity College Dublin.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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