Taught course

English and American Literature

Institution
University of Kent · School of English
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The English and American Literature MA allows you to choose from the full range of our MA literature modules.

Our postgraduate degree allows you to explore the richness of English Literature from a wide range of historical periods, cultures and genres, and empowers you to strengthen and expand your own interests.

By choosing from a variety of modules, you will have the freedom to specialise in a particular area or discover links between topics as diverse as queerness in the 18thcentury and the politics of Cold War America; colonialism in India and the figure of the North American “Indian”; or the contemporary climate crisis and disability activism.

This wealth of topics will give you access to staff with interests and expertise in issues relating to various critical perspectives, such as postcolonialism and psychoanalysis, Marxism and modernism, disability studies and translation.

Within this programme you may also choose to take pathways, so as to concentrate on studies in certain specific areas (especially if you intend to continue to a research degree in a particular field).

This programme can also be studied in Paris only or with your year shared between Canterbury and Paris.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities.

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

Course contact details

Name
School of English
Email
englishpg@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823054