Taught course

English Literature

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of English

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Reflecting the wide-ranging strengths of Royal Holloway's outstanding English department, our flexible MA in English Literature gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies from four of our taught postgraduate courses.

You can choose from a wide range of units from the MAs in Medieval Studies, Shakespeare, Victorian Literature, Art and Culture and Modern & Contemporary Literature. The course is ideal if you are interested in more than one period of English literature, or if you want to combine or juxtapose the literatures and genres of different periods.

At the end of your studies, a dissertation offers you the chance to explore a subject of your choice in depth.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 7 with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 100 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,200 (2014 entry)
International students
£12,900 (2014 entry)

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details