Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent). Including: relevant linguistic and/or literary studies, excluding: sciences or mathematics background. Other requirements: transcripts are required.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of English is renowned for the excellence of its research and teaching in all areas of English literature, from the medieval period to the contemporary.

The flexible programme structure and small-group, research-led teaching of modules facilitates specialisation in those areas of greatest interest for you, while acquainting you with a relevant range of skills and conceptual frameworks to enhance your study, such as the nature of archival study, genre and textuality, the relationship between print and manuscript, interdisciplinarity, and questions of cultural and political context.

All Masters students in the School of English join a lively and thriving postgraduate community. In addition to dedicated taught courses, students are also offered the following opportunities:
- library and IT training
- participation in general postgraduate research seminars
- lectures by visiting academics
- in-sessional support for international students

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of English web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment34
Dissertation66 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559