Taught course


University of Derby · Department of Humanities

Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree (1st or 2:1) in any subject, or its international equivalent. Applications may be considered if you have a 2:2 honours degree and/or significant relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

On this Masters in English, you will develop an advanced and critical understanding of literary and cultural history, as well as some of the key issues that shape the contemporary world. It is a course for intellectually curious and ambitious individuals.

  • You will cover a varied range of theoretical approaches to literature: from the cutting-edge to the historically significant
  • The modules are grouped by theme rather than historical periods, so you will see connections between texts from different times and places, from early-modern Europe to contemporary Africa
  • We encourage original thinking and intellectual self-reflection and apply this to contemporary debates around issues like sustainability and decolonisation
  • We’ll make sure you have an exceptional student experience, with more contact hours than most universities and staff that go the extra mile.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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