Taught course

English Literature: Science Fiction Studies

University of Liverpool · School of English

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The English Literature: Science Fiction Studies MA provides you with a range of options in the academic study of science fiction, as genre and cultural mode.

Building on the University’s strong tradition of science fiction scholarship and teaching, and the fact that we host the largest specialist collection of science fiction materials in Europe, this programme will equip you with knowledge required to understand the role that science fiction plays in society.

Ranging from The Enlightenment to contemporary fiction, and considering areas such as science and technology studies, and how visions of the future are constructed and interpreted, this pathway is both historical and forward-looking.


The MA in English Literature provides students with rigorous academic training in the broad interdisciplinary field of literary history, theory and culture. The professional skills that students will develop upon completion of the programme will prepare them well for a wide range of potential employment areas.

Departmental support includes:

  • Dedicated to small group teaching
  • Diverse and international student community
  • Connections with local and national arts and literature institutions
  • Access to the largest Science Fiction archive in Europe
  • Vibrant and active research environment linked to the Centre for New and International Writing and the Literature and Science Hub Life, as well as other department-based research centres
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and research environment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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