UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent in relevant subjects ; Candidates with professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area may be considered.
Months of entry
If you want to undertake further English literature study with an MA, but don't want to specialise in any one area, MA English Literature may be the perfect course for you. With such a wide range of expertise in the department, you have the option to choose units from the MAs in Medieval Studies, Shakespeare, Victorian Literature, Art and Culture and specialist options in Modernism and 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.
You'll choose the equivalent of two whole courses from across the four MA literature programmes and research a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation as well as the unifying course of the MA, 'Methods and Materials of Research'.
Join a department that's joint 2nd in the UK for outstanding and world-leading research environments (REF 2014). You'll benefit from our incredible research: over two thirds of our research was judged ‘world leading and internationally excellent’ in REF 2014. All staff in the department are highly regarded scholars, writers and critics who are engaged in research, writing ground-breaking books, talking to or writing in the national media, and providing expert advice to organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Department for Education and other national and international bodies.
Students are able to study this course full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Information for international students
IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and no sub-score below 5.5 for non-native English speaking applicants.
See our International pages for more information.
Fees and funding
See our Postgraduate fees and funding pages to find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Lisa Dachuna