Taught course

English Literature

University of Surrey · Department of English

Entry requirements

Entry is open to applicants with a UK first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in English literature or a related subject. Where students do not have a 2.1 in English literature or a related field, the Department / School will make a decision on the basis of submitted written work and an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is designed to equip you with a critical understanding of English literary studies and respond to significant questions: How have ideas about literature and literary value changed over time? What effects do innovations in printing and publishing have on writing? To what extent do political and social factors condition and define authorial identities and practices?

The MA in English Literature invites students to reflect on such questions and to consider the relationship between literatures from a variety of historical periods, regions, contexts and theoretical paradigms.
The programme will be ideal for both those who intend to pursue doctoral research and those who wish to achieve a broad overview of anglophone literary culture.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: Reading: 6.0, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 6.0, Listening: 6.0

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222