Taught course

English Literature

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in English Literature, History or Philosophy.

Alternative degree subjects can be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis. A sample of written work and/or interview may be requested.

Months of entry

October

Course content

In a world of information overload and 'alternative facts', the ability to read between the lines is more valuable than ever. Studying English literature equips you with the skills to do this.

Our MA English Literature will further your ability to analyse words and literary forms, deepening your knowledge of important literary periods, movements, authors and texts.

At Surrey, you'll benefit from the expertise of literary-studies academics who are leaders in their fields and who will inspire you to extend your understanding of literary theory, genre and literary history, introducing you to a variety of up-to-date approaches to literary study.

Building on your existing knowledge, this course will advance your understanding of literary theory, sharpen your academic writing and add authority to your critical voice. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to start debating about how notions of literary value change over time, how literature responds to and shapes social change, and how innovations in publishing have transformed writing.

If you aspire to go on to doctoral research, this course is ideal for you. The course is also a great choice if you’re looking for a broad overview of Anglophone culture or you want to develop an impressive level of knowledge within a particular field of literary studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Email
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Phone
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