Taught course

English Literary Studies

University of Exeter · English

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree, preferably in English, although other subjects are considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Flexible Masters which embraces the strengths of the English department. Choose either a specific pathway or a wide selection of modules.

Pathways normally available include:

  • American and Atlantic Studies;
  • Criticism and Theory;
  • Enlightenment to Romanticism;
  • Film Studies;
  • Renaissance Studies;
  • Modern and Contemporary;
  • Victorian Studies.

Ideal for recent graduates wishing to extend and enhance their studies before taking up a career; individuals already in employment who are interested in pursuing study alongside work; training for PhD research; and those who simply wish to broaden their intellectual horizons.

All staff belong to one or more of the following research groups; Centre for Intermedia; Centre for Literature and Archives; Centre for Victorian Studies; ECLIPSE(The Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place and Sustainability)

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit: Funding for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of English
+44 (0)1392 725309