Taught course

English

Institution
University of Reading · Department of English Literature
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Choose from a distinctive range of master’s programmes and actively engage with the University’s world-leading archives and special collections. Our master’s teaching at the University of Reading is highly rated for its friendliness and expertise. You will be taught in small groups, with lecturers and professors leading discussion and giving lectures. There are three teaching terms, and assessment is by essays and a dissertation written over the summer. You will be given an expert supervisor for your dissertation, who will meet with you for a number of one-to-one advice sessions. Our master’s are taught programmes, but they also provide appropriate research training for those going on to PhDs. As part of this, you will actively engage with the University’s world-leading archives and special collections. As a master’s student in this thriving and dynamic Department, you will be welcomed at a number of special events, including research seminars and guest lectures. We have concentrated expertise in Early Modern Studies, Samuel Beckett, Children’s Literature, and Writing and Publishing History

• Freedom to choose your own pathway through bespoke strands

• Small-group teaching with lots of one-to-one interaction with lecturers

• Hands-on involvement with unique archival materials

• Careful advice at every stage

• Unique interdisciplinary modules

Our students continue on to, or return to, careers in teaching, publishing, the media, the civil service, the charity sector and advertising, as well as going on to do PhD research. Students report that their careers are supported by the skills they have acquired not only in terms of subject expertise, but also critical thinking, advanced understanding and writing.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
Email
english-literature@reading.ac.uk