Taught course

English Literature (Romantic pathway)

University of Leeds · School of English

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in English 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


Course content

This programme gives you the chance to specialise in literature produced during one of the most exciting periods of British literary and political history, when political change and social forces such as industrialisation and urbanisation led to some remarkable literary responses.

The Romantic pathway will explore key texts from the period, and related themes such as imagination, sympathy, gender, national identities, ecology, and revolutionary politics. You may choose to take up to two modules from different periods to expand your approach. A core module will allow you to develop your research skills, preparing you for your research project / dissertation as well as for further research or a range of different careers.

With a wealth of library resources and tutors whose teaching is informed by their world-leading research, this programme offers a great opportunity to explore literature and culture in a period when the face of Britain changed forever.

You’ll learn in a supportive yet stimulating environment with access to excellent resources for your research. The world-class Brotherton Library has extensive holdings to support the study of literature, and our Special Collections are full of archive and manuscript material. The University Library offers full training to help you make the most of them, equipping you with valuable skills in the process.

Information for international students

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

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

Postrgaduate Administrator
(+44) (0) 113 343 4738