Taught course

English and American Literature (Canterbury and Paris)

University of Kent · School of English

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme combines taught modules and a dissertation and allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris.

You choose from our full range of MA literature modules, which is regularly added to by academics keen to explore new areas of thinking with students and to draw you in to our established areas of research strength.

Following a similar path to our English and American Literature MA, the Paris option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. For the spring term you relocate to our Paris centre, studying in a historic corner of Montparnasse - close to the famous Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne University and the glorious Jardin du Luxembourg.

In Paris, you participate in the Paris-focused modules, taught in English. Then, in the final term, you complete your MA by writing a 12-15,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with your academic supervisors. The programme can also be studied in Paris only.

Course structure

You take two modules in each of the first two terms and a dissertation in the third.

The modules available in Paris, during the second term are:

  • One Paris module from your own subject area (compulsory).
  • The second module can be taken from the selection of Paris modules available.

For further information about the University of Kent, Paris, please see website

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by a 5-6,000-word essay for each module and a 12,000 word dissertation.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding webpages for the most up to date information

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of English
+44 (0)1227 823054