Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in English or in a closely related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in English Literature is one of the country’s longest-established and most popular MA programmes of its kind. With its flexible choice of modules across the discipline of English studies, it enables you to consolidate your undergraduate work and to extend the interests developed in your first degree, and is an excellent means to prepare for further research.

This materially and intellectually rich and varied course, which includes training in research methods, taught modules, and supervised dissertation work, provides you with specialist knowledge of your choice (from medieval to contemporary) and helps you to develop a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the discipline and the current debates it generates. You will gain expertise in literary and cultural analysis, and knowledge of key literary, historical and theoretical issues in English literary studies, and acquire the skills necessary to forge a dissertation topic and to produce independent and original research. The course fosters your continuing professional development through your love of literature.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 4738