Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in English literature or a related subject.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of English admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Discover the incredible diversity of English literature throughout history and around the globe with this broad and varied Masters course. This course allows you to explore the enormous breadth of English literature across different genres, time periods, and cultures.

By choosing from a wide range of modules, you’ll be able to specialise in a particular field or draw unexpected connections between disparate areas such as Arthurian legend or the Victorian media revolution, Black British writing or the Brontës, psychoanalysis or postcolonialism.

This flexibility gives you access to teaching staff with expertise in diverse areas, allowing you to gain a multifaceted perspective on your subject.

You’ll have further freedom to pursue your personal interests through an independent research project on a topic of your choice. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to consider overarching issues relating to the study of English literature in all its forms.

Specialist resources

The University Library is one of the UK's major academic research libraries. It has extensive holdings to support your studies, including English Literature Collections that have been designated of national and international importance.

Our Special Collections also offer a huge range of rare books, manuscripts and art, covering topics as varied as poetry, feminism, vernacular culture, and the history of science.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

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

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
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
pgtenglish@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
(+44) (0) 113 343 4738