Taught course (will run subject to approval)

English Studies

University of Leicester · School of English

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 honours degree in English language or literature or its equivalent. IETLS 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in English Studies offers you the opportunity to focus on the areas of English literary studies that interest you the most, with modules covering literature and language from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. You can choose to study literature before 1800, as well as selecting from specialist modules in Victorian Studies, Modern Literature, or linguistics.

This course will allow you to deepen your existing knowledge, discover new fields, and acquire the skills to enable independent research at an advanced level. You will be asked to consider how the interpretation of works might be affected by editorial and contextual factors, and introduced to theories of textual editing, book history and material culture.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
0116 252 2620