Taught course

English Literature

University of Warwick · Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Entry requirements

65% (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in English literature or a related degree. Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample to demonstrate suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our English Literature MA seeks to train scholars in the study of writing and culture, across a range of periods, national traditions, and genres. It has an open and flexible study route. You’ll be able to choose from a number of modules that address a range of issues and topics in the field of English Literature.

Modules range from literary and cultural theory to an assortment of Anglophone and translated literature in English, from Shakespeare to Victorian, North American to Postcolonial writing. Students take four modules over the duration of their course, two in Autumn and two in Spring, of which one must be an critical theory module. You will also undertake a dissertation project, which you will develop with a specialised supervisor.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band C. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,580 per year (full-time)
International students
£19,300 per year (full-time)

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585