Entry requirements

Students should have a good honours BA honours degree, normally with at least half of that Award in English. International students will need a score of 7 in the IELTS. Once a written application has been received (including references), the subject team may decide that an applicant requires an interview before a final decision is made on her/his application.

Note: Please be aware that the MA English degree contains no modules in English Language or Linguistics: it is an advanced course in literary studies.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA English course aims to provide a stimulating intellectual environment that will enable you to build upon the interests and skills you acquired at undergraduate level. It features core modules in both advanced critical theory and research methodologies that will enhance your abilities in academic research, writing, and presentation, enabling you to meet the standards demanded by employers throughout your professional life.

"The module leader should be commended for running such an impressive course and for his clear concern that students achieve their potential." (2013 External Examiner comments).

  • A distinctive themed focus upon literary genres, authors and adaptations
  • Taught application of current theory and research methods
  • A historical range from Romanticism to the present day
  • Ideal for both career development and preparation for research degrees
  • Led by academic scholars published in their fields

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 7. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)

Course contact details

0800 953 3222