Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English literature or a cognate discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore English literature in-depth with a master’s degree at the University of Southampton - ranked among the top 100 universities globally (QS World University Rankings, 2023) and 10th in the UK for English (Complete University Guide, 2023).

Our course gives you the opportunity to pursue literary topics and genres from a wide selection of authors and periods, including Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Holocaust literature, Victorian print culture, literature and law.

Our Digital Humanities facilities will allow you to study and research through cutting edge technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanners and printers, and a 360 degree fully immersive audiovisual centre.

On completion of the course, you’ll be ready for careers in teaching, publishing and arts administration.

Information for international students

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£21,000

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources. Please check the website for more information.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
pgapply.fh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 8062