Taught course

English Literature MA

University of Huddersfield · School of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in English, or a cognate subject, usually from within the Humanities.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This course introduces you to the excitement of cutting-edge research in the discipline of English Literature. You’ll engage with the latest debates in the field and learn to articulate your own position within these. Exploring different genres and periods, you’ll develop a specialist understanding of key areas and ideas.

You’ll be taught by staff with international reputations in their areas of expertise. We’ll introduce you to emerging academic ideas, and ensure your work reflects the latest research. The department is home to the Ted Hughes Network and the Centre for International Contemporary Poetry. We have close links with the Huddersfield Literature Festival and the Cosmia multi-arts festival of science, speculative and fantasy fiction. You’ll be part of a vibrant and exciting postgraduate and scholarly community, sharing your ideas with fellow researchers at our regular events.

The MA English Literature will teach you to communicate your advanced subject knowledge to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences. So you'll be equipped for your future, whether you’re looking to pursue a career in academia or use your subject knowledge and skills in a different context.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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